W1AW Operations from NX6T in Fallbrook, Ca.

The NX6T multi-multi station in Fallbrook (aka "NashVille") was one of the chosen stations to operate as W1AW/6 in February's weekend's ARRL Dx Contest week[end] as part of the W1AW centennial celebration. We were allocated the 15-meter CW segment for the entire 48 hours of the contest. Because 15 meters tends to close down by 04:00z - 05:00z, we were also allocated operating segments to run RTTY on 80-meters & SSB on 75-meters in the evening hours during the contest period. In the daytime, other operators took over the 40-meter station and activated the high bands on Cw & SSB. A couple of last minute operator reschedules has found me with the task of keeping the 15-Cw and 80/75 meter segments alive. Acckkk!

For BOTH events we utilized an antenna array consisting of: a pair of 3-Element Stepp-IR Yagis and custom
40-Meter Yagis, each pair on 40' & 70' towers respectively, along with a simple 80 Meter V-dipole @69'.
Because we had no W1AW/6 band allocation for 160 meters there was no 160 operation from NashVille.
The 2nd antenna setup allowed N0DY to operate a single-band (40-meters) entry as NX6T in the ARRL Dx contest.

I recently wrote about our operation in the WQ6X Contest Blog.

Ops: John (WA2OOB) &
Cary (VE4EA)
(N0DY is holding the I-Pad)


Stepp-IR Yagi over a
40-Meter Yagi


Ron - WQ6X

Our operating Schedule

EyeBall EyeBall

The ever watchful eyes of
Hiram Percy Maxim
(W1AW himself)

Our "secret weapons"

A short tour of
W1AW/6 "NashVille"

Jeff - N0DY
Station Manager


Another tour of
W1AW/6 "NashVille"

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WQ6X is currently in Alameda California

For more information contact Ron Fitch.

Telephone Ron at: (818) 216-5376

E-mail Ron at: Ron@WQ6X.Info