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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Home for Sale

Snake River Valley, near National Parks,
Skiing, Fishing & Other Outdoor Activities
No HOA, No Antenna or Tower Restrictions
2700 sq ft One Story with 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths
Full SO2R Station w/Antennas, Towers, Radios

Location:  Idaho Falls, Idaho (Snake River Valley)

Asking Price: $300,000

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Idaho QTH of Tod Olson KØTO (SK)

Competitive SO2R 160m-10m Station
with Antennas, Towers and Radios


  • 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2700 sq ft one-story rambler
  • Large sunroom with hot tub, lower level workroom
  • Competitive SO2R station, two radios connected to six antennas
  • Snake River Valley, near national parks and recreation areas
  • No HOA / Tower / Antenna restrictions


  • 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2700 sq ft one story rambler
  • Living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen
  • Large sunroom with hot tub
  • Large lower level finished space with fireplace
  • Lower level (unfinished) workshop, laundry room
  • 2-car garage, storage shed
  • 1 acre lot, automated sprinklers


This is the SO2R (single op, two radio) station of silent key KØTO, former ARRL director Tod Olson. There are two Yaesu FT-1000mp radios tied to six antennas. Each radio can feed any of the six antennas and each radio has two full receivers, i.e. four bands can be accessed at the same time.

  • Two Yaesu FT-1000mp radios. Bands 10 through 160 meters at 100 watts
  • ACOM 2000A Automatic HF Linear Amplifier – 160 through 10 meters at 1500 watts
  • U.S. Telescoping Tower (HDX-572) provides an elevation of 72+ feet
  • Yaesu G-2800DXA rotator
  • Force 12 Yagi (C-31XR Classic three band antenna) covers 20-15-10 meter bands.
  • Cushcraft Big Thunder (XM-240) two element yagi covering 40 meters
  • 160/80 meter (NEC2Go Model Dual Band) vertical antenna with capacitive top loading
  • Hy-Gain Model 18-HT- S vertical tower
  • 160/80 Meter Dipole north-south antenna.
  • DX Engineering ARA V3 receive-only antenna with NCC-1 controller

This station is controlled via relays. Hardline is used from the house out to the towers and LMR-400 coax is used up the telescoping tower. An L-C network (manually adjustable) is at the base of the NEC 2 Go tower. It can be switched remotely to get between SSB and CW settings. An ARR wide band pre-amp is located at the Force 12 Yagi. There is a lot of documentation available for this station.


3715 South 5th West
Idaho Falls ID 83404

Idaho Falls is a thriving and growing community of 60,000 located along the Snake River, in view of the Grand Tetons, a few hours from Yellowstone Park, and in range of wilderness areas, skiing, fishing, and other outdoor activities. The immediate area contains the farms and ranches found throughout the Snake River valley. A large employer is the Idaho National Laboratory, and many residents commute to technical jobs at “the site” (see For more info about Idaho Falls see,_Idaho and

This home is just outside the city boundary, in Bonneville County with no restrictions on antennas or towers. There is an active ham club in the Idaho Falls area.


Asking price: $300,000

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