I Z 5 K I D
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This is my shack at home.
Well, I never had time to build a real shack, and I also have to find some nice space for the radios etc ...
So I take from the storage a couple of my radios and I play a bit with them before switching to other ones
When I'm home during my vacations, I like to operate on HF with my beautiful FT-101 ZD perfectly working.
I also have some other old jewels in perfect conditions;
a VHF FT-225 RD, a UHF FT-790 R, and two receivers: the FRG-7700 for the HF and the FRG-9600 for the V-UHF.
I like these charmy Yaesu old radios
My vertical antennas: HF " Diamond CP6 " and the V-UHF " Discone ", both mounted on the balcony.
Unfortunately, I don't have so much space for antennas but everything is working fine and I'm happy with that.
My job is yacht's captain.
Currently I'm operating from the south / west Turkish coasts with the call TA/IZ5KID, now transmitting from the port of Yalikavak.
But please, don't send any QSL cards via Bureau to Turkey because I risk to lose it.
Send paper cards via Bureau to Italy; I'm a member of the ARI section of Viareggio, IQ5VZ.
Sorry about some delay in answering, but be sure that as soon as I go back home I will replay to you.
When I'm sailing with the yacht, I use the call IZ5KID/MM.
This is my radio station onboard with the FT-857 D, installed on the window of my cabin
You can listen me almost every evening, mainly in PSK31 and JT65 modes.
I made some modifications to easily switch and use the yacht's marine band SSB antenna, with the approval of my Boss ;-)
This antenna is a " Comrod " 7 mts long vertical, mounted on the port side of the yacht
For the best performaces I also installed on the feeding line of the antenna a 4:1 Balun with a very short counterpoise.
To tune the antenna I use a small MFJ 16010 and I check the reflected power with the built-in SWR meter of the Yaesu FT857
Everything very simple, but efficient :-)
Another great hobby of mine: to fly with my microlight !
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