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The shack is pretty low-fi. Just a KX1transceiver and tuner sitting onthe nightstandby the window where the antenna wire runs out. The antenna is an end-fed half-wave wire fed by a homemade tuner. Tuner is 6:1 ratio parallel resonant secondary with a series cap on the primary. I feed the transceiver with a 12V wall wart when I'm at homegiving me just a little more output power.




During my lunch break I set up on a retaining wall near my office QTH (Durham, NC) and all of my lunchtime contacts are made from this spot using the KX1 operating on 6 "AA" batteries for 1 or 2 watts output. This field setup consists of the KX1, a J-47 key, and an end-fed half wave wire antenna. The antenna is attached to a pill bottle full of rocks that I throw into a tree and the antenna tuner is a simple parallel resonant design. The ground rod bareley visible in this picture is a piece of copper-clad welding rod that I stick in the ground. The ground rod mostly serves as an anchor to help keep the wire tight and out to a 45 degree angle for an end-fed sloper.



Everything fits in the small yellow Pelican box in the picture. Sometimes I run a CW skimmer on my iPhone thus explaining why I my sending is much slower than my copying...


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