W1/Eastport, Maine (Remote)

Stacks in Eastport.

Arguably, this could be the best QTH in the USA sitting on the most Northeast corner in the USA on the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Fundy. It all started in 2015 when the RHR team purchased the property on a hunch that this QTH would ROCK! Oh boy, has it lived up to our expectations and much more. It will take many years to develop this to be the best in the USA but were already making a splash in remote contesting. On the DX side, its just complete dominance on the low bands. On some days 160M sounds like 20M. Below, Ray W2RE filmed a unique video showing the difference between Maine vs NY at sunrise, in the presentation, you will need to turn the volume up in the video bottom right. Its a must watch to understand the propagation advantage of Maine.

Lori KB2HZI in front of the Eastport sign. “Easternmost City in the USA”.

 

Ray W2RE @ 126′ installing 3EL 40M antenna.

Comparing Signal report at sunrise (SO2R). Maine vs New York

Posted by Ray Higgins on Thursday, January 4, 2018