***Will be in HC8 from 1 July to 30 September 2015, 160m - 6m***
Working as volunteers for the Galapagos National Park at the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center on Isabela Island (SA-004).
HC8/G8OFQ Contact Results 19 August to 27 September 2013
Operating HC8/G8OFQ from Isabella Island in the Galapagos (IOTA SA-004) from 18 August - 27 September 2013, 2100-0500 GMT, weekends a bit longer!
XYL with one of the "Old Boys"........
Giant Tortoise unique to the Galapagos
KX-3, HLA-300 Amp 150w, 45A P/S, MFJ Mobile Tuner, Ham Radio Deluxe
Prowhip 6m Wire Vertical + 6 radials
100m from the ocean!!
Also operating DL/ from Hamburg, Germany
Watch Live Video feed from my Cams in the "Shack-in-the-attic"!!
(unless I'm remote/portable/mobile)
Press PLAY even if shows OFFLINE...
Licenced for around 40 years - active on and off but now semi-retired and active daily on HF 40 - 6m.
K3/0 mini with RemoteRig 1258 Twin
IC-7000 with Behringer Mic/Mixer + Heil Proset Elite audio + McCrypt BM-700 Studio Mic
Remoterig RRC1258/RRC Micro with Ham Radio Deluxe - remote operation via internet
Yaesu FT-817 - 5W QRP
bsi DSP Noise Cancellation
60' Tower + Alfa Spid BigRAK
4 ele SteppIR
TGM MQ 36SR mini beam 20 - 6m
VEC 896 vertical 40 - 6m
Windom dipole 20m above ground
80m Full Wave Delta Loop 20m above ground
4 x 11 ele 2m F9FT Pro XL
/M working conditions - IC-7000 100W into Diamond HV7CX
Erection of 4 ele SteppIR - the EASY way!!............
REMOTE OPERATION USING REMOTE RIG
SCREEN SHOTS OF HAM RADIO DELUXE
HAM RADIO DELUXE LOGBOOK
RemoteRig RRC Micro WiFi Interface for Audio + Rig Control Commands
RRC Micro plugs into USB socket - normal PC headset plugs into RRC Micro (Red button is PTT). HRD used for radio/rig control
K3/0 mini with RemoteRig control
Remote shack in a case.........
Remote Desktop screen for control of SPID rotator, Linear amp and 4 ele SteppIR
Water table 2 m below ground
The "HOLE" - 1.5m square by 2m deep....about 10,000 Kgs concrete!
The "TOWER" - Versatower BP60
The "HELPER" - Rudi, DL4LAB
The "BEAM" - TGM MQ-36SR 3 ele mini beam
LMR-400 cable doesn't bend!!
Bigger cage to take the SPID BIG RAK
Mini beam is only temporary until the 4 ele SteppIR goes up......
4 x 11 ele 2m array on 60' mobile tower
QTH at Jerez and Mobile QTH in mountains NE of Jerez
Google Earth view looking North
View from Mobile QTH Layby looking North
High ground behind mobile location forming curved reflector
Diamond HV7CX HF and Diamond SG-7900 V/UHF
Check out this location on Google Earth at 36D 47' 21.71"N 005D 22' 49.48"W
Locator - IM76HS
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