More About ND7J
ND7J: Extra Class Amateur Radio Station.

Located in Western North Carolina at an Elevation of 2300 Feet ASL

About the Shack.

My Station seams to be a constant "Work In Progress". I continue to make changes to advance in this hobby.
With the Help of many people, and clubs I hope to have a a station which will get me to "Top Honor Roll".
Below are descriptions of each aspect of my station.
VIDEOS: | A View From The Air | Tower Raising 1 | Tower Raising 2 | Tower Lowering


2 - Icom 7800's
Kenwood TS2000 
Yeasu 2900 (Mobile)


Beams / Towers.

Tower # 1
Rahn 25, Tilt Over Base with self standing winch Pole, and 3500# Electric Winch for raising and lowering.
Tower #2 
Tristao 72 foot Self Supporting, With Tilt Base
Tenedyne T8 Log Periodic 10M - 20M
Force 12 - 230 / 240 | 30M-40M



Wire Transmit / Recieve Antennas.

160M Inverted "L"
80M Vertical 
80M Full Wave Delta Loop
40M Vertical


Recieve Only Antennas.

300 Foot Beverage @ 38 Degrees
300 Foot Beverage @ 270 Degrees
300 Foot Beverage @ 165 Degrees
  K9AY Array



Alpha 99 1.5Kw

Ameritron ALS 600 600 W

Heath Kit SB-500 500W


Upcoming Projects For - 2017 / 2019

Tower # 2 (Phase 1) 60 Feet,
(Phase 2) 120 Feet

80 Meter 2 Element Beam
(Waiting Delivery)

10 / 15 / 20 C31 Beam
(Delivery Scheduled For Late Oct. 2017)

New Receive Array

3 Vertical Phased 160 / 80 / 40 Receive Array
(Currently Under Constrcution)

Switching & Lightning Protection.

Ameritron RCS-4
K9AY - 4 Direction K9AY
3 Alpha Delta to select Radios, Beverages, Antennas
Home Brew SO2R 5 Antenna / 2 Radio Switch
7 Poly Phasers / 5 Beverage Lightning Arrestors
All Control wire protected with MOV's


Professional Work.

ND7J - Bob has been a self employed photographer for 40 years, shooting NASCAR and Equestrian Events through out the Southeastern USA. I travel on weekends, and work from my Home Office / Ham Shack during the week. Along with Photography, I am a Web and Graphics Designer. I hold a 100 Ton Masters Captains License w/ Sail Endorsement. I have logged well over 30,000 Nautical miles on All of the Great Lakes as well as The Atlantic, Pacific Oceans and the Gulf Of Mexico. In Addition, I have traveled the Intercoastal water way from end to end, and have moved Yachts through the Great Lakes to the Florida Coast, as well as the Gulf Coast of Florida via the Mississippi River.

Ham History.

I was first licensed in March of 2013 as a "Tech" It was my intention to get a Tech license only, so I could operate my first radio, a Beofang HT. It only took a short time for me to advance into the HF and DX areas of Ham Radio. I took my General test in August of 2013 and passed, and soon after I become extra class, after passing the Test in May of 2014. I am currently interested in Contesting and DX mainly, however I do do many things in Ham Radio.

I have 289 Countries contacted with 276 confirmed in LoTW. I am active mainly in SSB, however I have recently started learning CW, and have become active in the digital areas as well, mainly RTTY. I have DXCC on 10 / 12 / 15 / 17 / 20 / 40 / and I am closing in on 80 meter DXCC, which will give me my 5 band DXCC. I have applied for my Challenge Plaque after hitting 1000 Challenge Points.




QSL Information.

QSL Info:
LoTW Uploaed The End of Each Day 
Robert Cieszesnki
P.O. Box 575
Edneyville, NC 28727
For USA: Send Your Card + a SASE.
Out of USA: Send Your Card + a SAE + $3.00 US 
Pay Pal Accepted: $3.00 to
Include your FULL QSO Details or Rejected.
If you request a card and follow these instructions I will 100% to ALL QSL Requests. If you do not follow these instructions your request is discarded.


At this time I have 289 Countries Contacted with 270 Confirmed in LoTW.

I have made Several "Min DX Trips" as well as a DXpedition to Prince Edward Island in 2015, In which I was part of a team operation in the IARU Contest. We finished First Place in our Section. I continue to operate DX, Field Days and any other chance I get.

Clubs and Stuff.

I am active in 4 Clubs locally. The NCDXCC, The SCDXA, The Greer Amateur Radio Club, and BRARS. I am most active in the SCDXA, and I am in charge of the Web site and most of the presentations given each month. I am also the Web Master for many Ham related sites, which are listed below. Please visit my links on Clubs and affiliates to the left if you would like more information on the organizations. One of my main interests is DXing, and I have been part of several small trips we call "Mini DX Trips". (Field Day Style Operations). I have been the organizer of these, which have included Boone, NC / Nancy Mountain, NC. These trips are field day style trips with several of the club members. I am normally the chief cook and organizer. I was also one of the organizers for a trip to Canada's Prince Edward Island in 2015. Four of us traveled to the DX Lodge in P.E.I., and worked many contacts for 1 full week. We also participated in the I.A.R.U World Championship contest, and placed 1st in the Section.

CLICK HERE FOR N4A Special Event Web Page.

ND7J, and the SCDXA Will be operating a special event station for the Solar Eclipse. A Special Certificate will be available. Several operators from the TOTAL ECLISPE Area will operate Special Call Sign N4A. Visit the Web Site For All the info on this event, and the info for getting this certificate.

Club Information / Web Sites.

North Carolina DX and Contest Club

No Dues

Monthly Meetings

Monthly Presentations

Open to All Interested in DX and Contesting

South Carolina DX Association

No Dues

Monthly Meetings

Monthly Presentations

Open to All Interested in DX and Contesting

Get In Touch With Us.

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Visitors are always welcome at the Station. PLEASSE CALL prior to your visit so I am sure I will be home, and to Keep My XYL Happy. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged, and I am happy to let ANY VISITORS OPERATE.

Come Visit

P.O. Box 575
Edneyville, NC 28727

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