Visit To KC1XX Superstation

KC1XX Superstation

KC1XX Superstation

Anita and I had the opportunity to visit Matt Strelow and see the KC1XX Superstation this weekend. I have to say that this is hands down the most impressive Amateur Radio Station that I have ever seen! Matt operates XX Towers and obviously has the knowhow to build some very impressive and effective antenna systems. Matt is one of the top contesters in the world and has won many awards and set several records with his station.

Matt Strelow, Proud Owner of KC1XX

Matt Strelow, Proud Owner of KC1XX

Matt has a total of 12 towers on his property covering 160 m – 10m. The first tower that we looked at featured a pair of full size 40m beams and a tower whose top half rotates.

Twin 40m Beams on Rotating Tower

Twin 40m Beams on Rotating Tower

Matt’s most impressive tower has to be his 320′ 80m system. This tower sports 80 m loop antennas and required permission from the FAA to erect.

80m Tower

80m Tower

Matt also has several towers with large arrays of beams. This picture shows his setup for 20m – four beams pointed towards Europe.

20m Tower

20m Tower

Matt’s shack is equally impressive. It supports up to 12 operators in a multi-multi configuration. Each operating position is dedicated to a specific band and region of the world.

KC1XX Shack

KC1XX Shack

My post here cannot begin to do justice to this amazing station. For more details, check out the KC1XX website.

– Fred (AB1OC)

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