1. WELCOME TO MY HAM / FAMILY WEB SITE.





    
 
THE SHACK HERE IN ATLANTA.  AS YOU CAN SEE I LOVE HOME BREW AMPLIFIERS. 
  
HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY WEB SITE. MY NAME IS CHARLES SARGENT AND I HAVE A LICENSED AMATEUR RADIO STATION BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSION. MY STATION CALL IS W2DWW.
 
I HAVE OTHER INTEREST AS WELL.  MY FAMILY. FOR FAMILY INTEREST GO TO THE LEFT SIDE- BAR AND SKIP THE FIRST TWO PAGES.   
 
IN ORDERTO MOVE THROUGH THIS SITE JUST CLICK ON THE NEXT PAGE
AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE AND DON'T BE AFRAID TO
CLICK ON THE PICTURES TO ENLARGE THEM.
 
 
 
            THE RIVERS OF VIETNAM 1965-1969
 
This is another web site of mine. Be sure to ckeck it out. http://www.charlessargentusnavy.com  
 
 
 
 
     
 
This is little Ruby.  She is 8 years old here and she towers over a coke can by almost 1" and weights 3 1/2 lbs.
 
My little Ruby has been truely one of the greatest joys of my life. We lost her due to old age in September of 2010 but she will always be with us.
 
 
    
 
 
A Lew Howard built 4-1000A with 6800 volts on the plates runs the 80 meters 4-Square
  
 
 
THIS AMP. ALONG WITH THE WHITE FACED AMPLIFIER ARE THE TWO THAT RUN A PAIR OF 3-500Zs  BUILT BE JIM SCHNURR K4JRS.
 
 
 
  
 
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LETS BUILD AN 80 METER                4 SQUARE
 
 
This is an antenna system made up of four 65 foot verticals with a quarter wave spacing. With radials this system takes up a 200x200 foot area.
 
With this system I enjoy a 30 to 35 db f/b .
 
Note. This system was first built for above ground radials, as seen in these pictures but later the antennas were lowered to 6 inches off the ground and over 25,000 feet of groung radials have been installed. There is no longer a  need of any coils with the Comteck System.

 
 
We start out with a few scoops of dirt. It helps if you use a front-end -loader at $85.00 a hour.
   
  
  
 
CHRIS OSBORNE AND I HAVE INSTALLED FOUR  80 METER VERTICALS WITH QUARTER WAVE SPACING. CHRIS IS AN EMPLOYEE IN MY CERAMIC TILE COMPANY AND HAS BEEN A BIG HELP WITH THESE VERTICALS.   
 
 
This set up is only good if your running one vertical. For phased units its best to make sure that all verticals are the same size, spaced properly with a good phasing system and drop the coil. 
 
 
 
This is my hobby and to some degree part of my social life. I enjoy talking to my friends either locally here in the southeast and the rest of the country or my distant friends from all around the world. My father was a ham and my brother Harry (KF8TQ) who lives in Covington, Virginia is a ham. It is nice to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee and talk to my  brother in the morning before he goes to work or in the evening when we call it a day.




THE 4 SQUARE RECIVE SYSTEM BY DX ENGINEERING IS EASY TO SEE IN WINTER TIME. THERE ARE 4 ACTIVE VERTICALS, IN MY CASE THEY ARE SPACED 70 FEET. IN THE CENTER ARE THE 3 DELAY LINES ALONG WITH THE RFS-2 SWITCHING UNIT AND A FEEDLINE CURRENT CHOKE DXE-RFCC-1.    70 FOOT IS THE OPTIMAL SPACEING FOR 80 METERS. I DON'T LIKE THE WAY IT WORKS ON 160 BUT IT'S A KILLER ON 40.

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Here is a collection of 4 squares from around the world. The last count there was 39 4-Squares from around the world on this site.
  
           
My shack: On the left, pair of 3-500Zs on top of the 4-1000A. On the desk: An AL-80 A/B with a AL-811H on top of that. On the Floor is another pair of 3-500Zs. Some where in all that mess is a Metron 1000B solid state amplifier.

 
I build and sell "brake down" Custom Radio Shelves that are shippable by Fedex.
 
      
 
 
 
 
  
WANTED!  SOME GOOD AMPLIPHER PARTS. THANKS TO PHIL CHAMBLE K4DPK WE ARE REAL CLOSE TO FINISHING THIS AMPLIFIER.
   
    
  
This spot is saved for a picture of my new amplifier a 3CX-3000A7. Coming soon to a pile-up near you.
  
  
 
  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         WHY ARE PHASED VERTICALS BETTER THAN ONLY ONE?
 
 For you younger hams, wanting to build a better ant. system, check out the sound files below and download my signal report using only a pair of verticals on 40 meters.  Then imagine how 4 verticals would preform.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THIS IS THE PAD THAT I BUILT UP ON THE LOW SIDE OF THE SLOPE FOR THE WEST SIDE VERTICALS. 
   
My verticals are made of Rohn 50 foot push-up poles with 25 foot extensions. I'm not sure why they call them push-ups. The only way to gets these things 65 foot in the air is to pull-them-up. My rigging allows me to get above the pulling point.
  
EACH VERTICAL IS SUPPORTED BY A 6"X6"X16 FOOT P/T POST
    
 
This was my first vertical with 4 above ground radials which I used while I built the other 3 verticals. I have removed the coil, lowered the verticals with in 8" from the ground and I have 52  quarter wave ground radials under each antenna totaling 13,500+ L/F feet of copper wire under the vertical system. Each vertical is 65 feet high. I also have a 20 meter 4 square insde of these verticals with another 4,100 feet of radial wires, plus another 5,280 feet of radials for a 160 meter vertical and another 2,050 L/F for the 40 meter verticals to the south, all radials are tied together with a total of 34,928 L/F of radials.
   

  

 
This is the newest addition. A 2 element 5 band quad.  This pictures is from the ham that I purchased it from.

MY ANTENNAS: OFF THE TOWER IS A 160 & 80 METER FAN DIPOLE
 
                          A  160 METER VERTICAL
 
                         A 4-SQUARE ON 80 METERS
                         
                         A PAIR OF PHASED VERTICALS ON 40
                             with plans to convert to a 4 Sq
 
                         A VERTICAL ON 30
 
                         A 4-SQUARE ON 20  (NOW REMOVED)
 
                         A 5 BAND 2 ELEMENT QUAD IS IN THE
                         WORKS
 
                         A DX ENGINEERING 4-SQUARE MULTI-                         BAND RECIVE SYSTEM   
       
  I have 3 acres with more than my share of verticals. I can only use  the back 1.5 acres for transmit antennas and my DX Engineering Receive System is installed away from the other systems in order to protect it.
 
 
 
                        Thank you very much for stopping by the web site. Please feel free to e-mail me at w2dww@bellsouth.net  with any questions, comments or suggestions.
 
 
 
DX Engineering  4 Square Receive System Controller
One of Four Active Elements at the base of the Antenna
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
  
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