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 one or two of my radios and I play a bit with it before switching to another one
When I'm home during my vacations, I like to operate on HF with my beautiful FT-101 ZD perfectly working
I also have three other old jewels in perfect conditions; a VHF FT-225 RD, a UHF FT-790 R, and a HF receiver FRG 7700.
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 QSL via Bureau to Turkey because I risk to lose your QSL card.
Send paper cards via Bureau in Italy, I'm a member of the ARI section of Viareggio, IQ5VZ.
Sorry about some delay, 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, usually on 15, 20 or 30 mts bands
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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