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APRS Realtime Map Tracking K0RU/M CW On-The Air: K0RU-9 Mobile
I love CW. I operate alot of CW mobile, and would love having you aboard some day.
I've been licensed since 1970, at the age of 10, and been going ever since. I have a couple people I would like to thank for my amateur radio pleasures, W8MYZ - Mike, no longer with us, but most definetly in my heart. WB8TTH - Wally (my father) whom I admired the most, little education, hard worker, and always on my tail to do my best.
The one thing I love most, is giving back to Amateur Radio what I have learned from my Elmers, Mike and my Father were the BEST, no I don't mean the best at CW, the best at Phone, RTTY, nothing like that, I mean simply put they were the best TEACHERS one could ask for, they had confidence in me when I needed it, and they always encoraged me to do the BEST I could, they both are truely missed, and in my heart each time I key my rig.
I enjoy Elmering others into Amateur Radio, and enjoy teaching. If you've worked me, thank you, if not, please look for me on the bottom end of any band, I don't run Phone much at all, but find your key, and jump in my qso, I will run ANY SPEED, and I love to Ragchew.
FISTS #: 7436 SKCC #: 329 FOG #: 006 CWOP# 478 -- I AM NO LONGER A FOC MEMBER
73 Rob K0RU
PLS: QSL via LOTW or eQSL ONLY
40Meter 4-Square Verticals
4 each 33 ft 6 inch approximately verticals, DX Engineering 4-square controller, each element has 1/2 inch 75 ohm hardline running to them and then from the dx engineering center controller to the shack is approx. 150 foot of 3/4 inch 75 ohm hardline with 1/12 wavelength terminators on each end for 50 ohm matching
Here you can see the termination method I used for each vertical element. Using 3/4" plumbling compression fitting and cutting them I was able to develope a very nice compression fitting for the PL259 connection to the elements. You can see the alluminum homebrew plates for the connection of the ground radials with sheet metal screws.
BEGALI - IAMBIC PADDLES
My two paddles I use most of the time
BEGALI - PEARL IAMBIC PADDLE
BEGALI - SIMPLEX IAMBIC PADDLE
WW1USA SPECIAL EVENT STATION
I received the above certificate for participating as a guest CW Operator for the weekend event honoring The Great
K0RU - MOBILE SETUP
The antennas are as follow:
Starting from Left to Right, top left corner is the new Yaesu Fusion Radio called the Yaesu FTM-400DR its running as a dual band mobile (one band is 2 meter FM) (one band is 2 meter APRS) with a 200 watt amplifier in the trunk. Mounted in the center console is the Kenwood TS-480HX remote head and just in front of that is my paddles I'm using a Begali Signiture Iambic Paddle mounted in the cup holder and just in front of that you can just barely see the Indiom Press LogiKey K5 keyer I'm running. (and yes, I send 50 wpm while I am driving down the road going 80 mph)... 73 Rob
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