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SuperBertha.com LLC

7733 W Ridge Rd. PO Box 490

Fairview, PA. 16415. USA

ScottW3TX@gmail.com 814.881.9258

  • Work world-wide DX from a top 1% Superstation

  • Enjoy operating a Superstation at a fraction of the cost of building your own, similar antenna system

  • Save money by never having to move your towers when you move to a new house

  • Focus on having fun operating ~ be free of station maintenance 

  • Enjoy operating from the comfort of your CCR home

  • An excellent option for those down-sizing or moving into a retirement village

  • On the air time maximized by exclusive, limited membership.  Only Eight (8) members per station with     an average of 3 hours air-time per day, plus special weekend windows to operate your favorite contests

 

Remote Control DX Lodge

 

SuperBertha W3

SuperBertha Maine

The W3TX SuperStation in Erie PA is currently under construction and scheduled to be in operation July 2016.

 

The 128ft SuperBertha Tower will sport the following WA3FET POWY monoband Yagis:

 

  • 6M36POWY-36 @ 25ft/65ft/105ft

  • 10M36POWY-36 @ 35ft

  • 12M36POWY-36 @ 45ft

  • 15M36POWY-36 @ 55ft

  • 17M36POWY-36 @ 75ft

  • 20M36POWY-36 @ 85ft

  • 30M36POWY-36 @ 95ft

  • 40M48POWY-48 @ 120ft

  • 80M Vertical and 160M Vertical side mounted

 

Additional monoband antenna systems for 10m-160m are planned including a full-sized 160m vertical, 80m 4 square, and a second Bertha including DX Glider 10m/15m/20m monobanders stacked @ 90/45ft,  DX Glider 12m/17m/30m monobanders

stacked at @ 67.5/110ft, and a 40M3V-Yagi monobander @ 120ft. 

 

This station will have one transceiver and a maximum of eight (8) members, ensuring an average of 3 hours air-time per member per day. Special weekend windows will allow members to operate a full contest each weekend.  Contests could be done as a single-op or as a member's-only multi-single.    

 

Remote site hardware includes the Elecraft K3 radio, Acomm 2000 amplifier, Green Heron RT-20 rotor controller, and RemoteRig interface. Members will provide their own control site hardware including an Elecraft K3-0, laptop or desktop computer, a RemoteRig interface, and some low cost software.

 

SuperBertha W3's  initiation fee is $15,000.  Dues are $149 per month plus a member's utility proportion (electric and broadband) thereafter.

 

Please contact W3TX for additional information and to join.

SuperBertha is working to build a DX Lodge SuperStation in Maine.  W3TX's exploratory trip to the most northeast part of Maine in October 2015 yielded two exceptional, potential sites. W3TX's next exploratory trip to Southern and Central Maine will be in April 2016.

 

If there is a strong enough interest then W3TX will prioritize SuperBertha Maine ahead of SuperBertha W3

 

Based upon the type of sites W3TX visited, there are two possible scenarios for SuperBertha Maine:

 

Scenario 1: QTH on the ocean, with saltwater in the fresnal zone towards Europe, initially sporting the following antenna system 

 

  • Monoband four element broadside-endfire (BSEF) vertical arrays, located in the tidal zone, fixed on Europe for 6m-40m.

  • Monoband two element endfire (EF) vertical arrays, located in the tidal zone, fixed on Europe for 80m and 160m. 

  • DX Glider 10m/15m/20m monobanders stacked @90ft/45ft

  • DX Glider 12m/17m/30m monobanders stacked @ 67.5/110ft

  • 40M3V-Yagi monobander @ 120ft

 

Once the site is verified with the antenna systems above then additional monoband antenna systems for 6m-160m are planned.

 

Scenario 2:  QTH on the first ridge off the ocean, with topography sloping towards Europe, sporting the following antenna system

 

Bertha 1:

  • 10M9POWY-60 @ 70/35ft

  • 15M8POWY-60 @ 90/45ft

  • 20M6POWY-72 @ 110/55ft

  • 40M5POWY-72 @ 120ft

 

80 Meters:

  • 80M 9-Circle vertical array...the ULTIMATE 80 Meter antenna

 

160 Meters:

  • 160M 4-Square vertical array

 

Bertha 2:

  • 6M9POWY-36 @ 65/25ft

  • 6M13POWY-65 @ 110ft

  • 12M6POWY-36 @ 80/40ft

  • 17M5POWY-36 @ 100/50ft

  • 30M4POWY-36 @ 120ft

 

Once the site is verified with the antenna systems above then additional monoband antenna systems for 10m-160m are planned.

 

SuperBertha Maine's initiation fee is $20,000.  Dues are $199 per month plus a member's utility proportion (electric and broadband) thereafter.

 

The build-out of SuperBertha Maine will begin once there are five committed members. Please contact W3TX for additional information and to join.