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RD3A - Winter Rain

2010-12-27 13:08:23
Rd3a,Disaster,Winter Rain

Rain in winter is disaster.

Everybody is awared about airports problems, and hunderds of settlements still remain without electrical power and water supply.
The nature hit the radio amateurs as well.
RT3A , RL3A, RA3AWO, UA3AB and many others suffered many losses this winter. But what happened to RD3A antenna farm, excites undescribable pity and grief which are hard to express in words.
RD3A 40m antenna

RD3A 40m yagi antennas

RD3A 80m 3el yagi antenna

RD3A 20m yagi antennas

RD3A Antennas


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Rd3a , Disaster , Winter Rain

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Name: JOHN LAHIFF    27.12.10
Callsign: WA6PHJ   
Absolutely heartbreakng for our Russian friends and clubs. Gud luck, 73
 
5
Name: Chuck    27.12.10
Callsign: W5PR   
So sorry for the loss. I know the bad feeling, I am still recovering from Hurricane Ike...
 
5
Name: Ivan    27.12.10
Callsign: oe3dia   
It hurts... I hope you will be able to repair your antennas soon. I wish you all the best for 2011
 
5
Name: WENDELL    27.12.10
Callsign: K1LWI   
THIS MAKE ME CRY VERY SORRY THAT HAPPY TO YOU WELL SAME HAPPEN TO KC1XX HE LOST ALL HIS BIG ANTENNA ICE STORM FEW YEAR AGO DE K1LWI
 
5
Name: Jerry    27.12.10
Callsign: KA8Q   
Truly sorry for your misfortune. I'm sure RD3A operators will be back contesting soon as they tackle the huge project of erecting new antennas. Happy New Year.
 
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Name: DAN    27.12.10
Callsign: LU4DJB   
DIOS MIO¡¡¡ EN LS2D NOS PASO ALGO MUY SIMILAR, ENTIENDO REALMENTE LO QUE SE SIENTE, ESTOY MUY APENADO.
 
5
Name: Gintas    27.12.10
Callsign: LY2KW   
Geez. Sorry. Sharing your grief.
 
5
Name: Bob Evans    27.12.10
Callsign: K5WA   
After meeting so many new Russian friends this summer at WRTC2010, it is hard to believe that nature has hit you with fires in the summer and now extreme ice damage in the winter. I wish you a quick recovery!
 
5
Name: Dick    27.12.10
Callsign: YB1AQD   
These photos make me feel like I want to cry. Later, the sprintime cleanup, then a summertime replacement before the winter comes again.
 
5
Name: Ismael    27.12.10
Callsign: XE1AY   
What a pitty !! It's a great loss. I hope very soon can have this great station on the air agn. Best 2011
 
5
Name: Al    28.12.10
Callsign: 4L5A   
Folks, don't take it as a total disaster. Yes the two big antenna, 3 element 80m and a stack of two 4 element 40m, built by RW1AC are completely destroyed. Stack of 3  MAGNUM 620 by "Force 12" is in bad shape too. ALL wire antennas - 80m Delta, ALL beverages, 160m Inv Vee are down.    The main calibre weapons built by UA9BA are in tact though.  Rotating 160m dipole (70m long), 4 over 4 80m yagis, a stack of 3 5 element 40m yagis on 84m high free standing tower. A stack of 4 7 element 20m yagis (23m long booms) on another 82 m high free standing tower.  15 and 10m 8 element yagi stacks on 45m high free standing tower. Multi bander (40,20,15,10) with 2 full size 40m elements. All that is still up and running.                                In the mean time the ice storm was so bad in the RD3A's neighbourhood that a 40000 people town of Troitsk is still freezing without electricity for over two days now.
 
5
Name: Dan    28.12.10
Callsign: KB0EO   
Sorry to hear that! Good luck putting everything back together! God bless in 2011.
 
5
Name: Jesus    28.12.10
Callsign: EC1KR   
Im very sorry Valery, with the weather is impossible do competition. I hope see you soon on the air. Good Luck. 73 de Jesus EC1KR
 
5
Name: Al    28.12.10
Callsign: WA2DGV   
Omg!so very sorry for your loss. Best 73's Al
 
5
Name: Eric    28.12.10
Callsign: nm5m   
very sorry that you had such damage!
 
5
Name: Rich    29.12.10
Callsign: KI7K   
So sorry for the loss. Hopefully be back on air soon. 73
 
5
Name: Fred    09.01.11
Callsign: W7ASB   
I am so sorry to see that. Hope you get it back soon.
 
5
Name: Chuck Cullian    21.01.11
Callsign: K0RF   
Hope to hear those BIG signals. I'm sure it will be the outstanding station it was again soon. A station like this is much more about the operator(s) than the hardware. The will to have the big signal will not go away! 73, Chuck
 

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