A few months ago, Dick N4HAY, Richard N4PBQ, and I spent a number of hours cleaning up the remains of the original Excalibur radio shack, a site that has hosted many QRP events over the past ten years. As some of you may recall, The original shack was substantially damaged by a direct lightning strike during the Fall of 2011.
Moving forward, we are pleased to report that a fairly large supply of building material was delivered to the KnightLite’s Excalibur antenna site on Jan 1, 2016.
It was a minor miracle that the forklift was able to complete the delivery, as the access road to the site was saturated from many consecutive days of rain.
The new Excalibur radio shack was built during the next few days by a professional builder. The new shack includes a vapor barrier, soffit vents, and a roof ridge vent. It was fun to view the daily progress of the 8’X12′ structure.
This past Saturday, N4HAY, N4PBQ, and I started installing fiberglass insulation in the 8′ vertical walls.
We are now scheduling some antenna work for this coming Saturday to install a 160M vertical with a raised counterpoise, just in time for the CQWW160 CW Contest in a couple weeks.