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The towers are not difficult to see from US Interstate Highway 94 at Fall Creek, WI. 

They is just east of Eau Claire and on the north side of the highway.   

Something like American Gothic, Mary and Paul Bittner pose for a camera at their "antenna farm." 

Paul is a professional tower climber.  The towers are left-overs from commercial tower projects that he has re-purposed to amateur radio use.  Paul stopped counting the number of towers he has, but it tops 30.

Paul is WAIH and Mary is WBPXM.  They have calls even though they are in 9-land.  Born in 1933, Paul is a retired Lutheran minister and loving every minute of retirement and ham radio.       

Their Web address is http://www.qth.com/w0aih

If you look around and don't see Paul, just look in one of the many radio shacks. 

You will probably find him operating one of his many ham radios.

One of the shacks has an overhead patch-bay for antenna lines.  It is a clever idea that really works well.

There are separate stations for each of the amateur radio contest bands.  That includes 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10-meters.  In addition, there is equipment for VHF and UHF work.       

Here Mark WMH and Paula WHA visiting the Bittners in another of their radio shacks.  Paul has certainly collected quite a bit of ham gear. 

He built much of the equipment himself too.

Questions?  Email Mark Persons:  teki@mwpersons.com       

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