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The W6AER Shack in 2013 (not current)

Ham Shack 2013

Current Shack Radios & Related Gear:

  • Yaesu FTDX-3000 Yaesu (HF & 6m) w/ XF-127CN 300hz CW filter
  • Yaesu FT-847 w/Inrad Filters (SSB #702C 2100hz & CW #704C 250hz)
  • NooElec SDR 0.5PPM TCXO w/Ham It Up - HF Upconverter
  • Ameritron ALS-1300 Solid State 1200W Amplifier (160-10m)
  • Astron RS-70m 70amp Power Supply (Yes...overkill) w/RIGrunner 4008H
  • Uniden Bearcat BCD536HP Scanner
  • Icom IC-M127 Marine Band Radio
  • Kantronics KAM XL (TNC)
  • MFJ VHF Data Radio x2 (144.39 & 144.10Mhz)
  • Timewave Navigator & Tigertronics Signalink USB (Digital Modes)

Microphones & Sound Gear:

  • Heil PRO 7 Microphone Headset - Thanks to my XYL Jill
  • Yaesu SP-2000 External Speakers
  • MFJ-644 SO2R Selector
  • MFJ-616 Speech Intelligibility Enhancer
  • W2IHY EQ Plus & W2IHY 8 Band Equalizer

Antenna System & Related Gear:

  • Butternut (Bencher) HF9V Vertical +160m Add-on (about 60-80 radials)
  • KIO Hexbeam Antenna (20-6m / 6 band)
  • Yaesu G-800 Rotor & Green Heron RT-21D Rotor Controller for the above
  • Palstar HF Auto - Automatic Antenna Tuner
  • LDG AT-600PROII Auto Tuner (For FT847) - Thanks to Tony K6BV
  • Falcon FDP 60m Dipole
  • Diamond D130J Discone Scanner Antenna (25-1300Mhz)
  • Tram 1481 2m/70cm (144/440) Dualband Vertical
  • M2 OSCAR Kit (2m/70cm) Satellite Antenna w/Mirage Pre-Amps
  • Yaesu G-5500 Rotor for the above
  • Comet CA-Super22 1.25m (220) Vertical w/Mirage Pre-Amp
  • Wave MAST-er VHF Marine/NOAA Vertical
  • Diamond F1230A 23cm (1.2Ghz) Vertical

Software & Configuration:

  • Ham Radio Deluxe 6.3 & DM780 (Paid User)
  • WSJT - for JT65 & JT9
  • SDR Sharp w/Plugins
  • VE3SUN DX Monitor (Paid User)
  • FreeDV - Digital Voice
  • Skype - For remote voice/monitoring
  • Other things I may be testing...

Mobile & Portable:

  • Yaesu FTM-350AR w/GPS (2m/1.25m/70cm/APRS)
  • Diamond SG7500NMO Antenna w/ Diamond K9000 Antenna Motor Drive
  • Radio Shack 20-011 Vehicle Scanner Antenna
  • Yaesu VX-8DR w/GPS (6m/2m/1.25m/70cm/APRS)

Ham Radio in Hawaii 2013

Going Portable in Kahana Falls, Maui, Hawaii (back in the KK6DYI days) - July 2013

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