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Rohn 25 160m DE to right of house (no yagis)
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204BA 3-stack on Rohn 45 below house with 3-el 40m HyGain; 15m stack at very bottom, right of center

The QTH is Felton, Delaware, USA

This is rural central Delaware. Wide open spaces, very low noise floor for RF.

Aerial view of QTH. Click for larger image
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The house is in the middle of photo. Blue borders mark property lines. North at top.

AA1K is located on about 12 acres very close to the geographical center of Delaware. In fact, the address is on Midstate Road. We are about 10 miles south of Dover Air Force Base, six miles from Delaware Bay and 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

The area is quite flat -- as the surveyor said, "We only have one contour line for the whole county."

Elevation is about 35 feet above sea level, and the terrain slopes to about 50 feet a few miles to the west, and to sea level at the Delaware Bay about 6 miles to the east.

There are only a dozen or so houses within a half mile of us, with woodland and pastures taking up most of the space. Some of this -- particularly toward Europe -- is in agricultural preservation and won't be developed.

Most of our property is woodland, a mix of hardwood and pine.

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Due North. Wisp of steam on horizon beyond red barn is from Salem (N.J.) nuclear plant, 40 mi. away

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Due East. Two water towers are in town of Frederica, two miles away.

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A couple of new homes being built across the street. W3PP is 30 miles beyond.

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Southwest. A 475-foot state tower is about 5 miles away.

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West. A 229-foot commercial tower is a half mile away.