Working conditions from my home QTH in Laquey, Missouri located about 130 miles southwest of Saint Louis Missouri, two miles off of interstate I-44 and just outside Fort Leonard Wood Military Installation.
Radios: UP-DATED COLLINS INFORMATION COMING SOON !
Kenwood TS 990S with a SP 90 Speaker and MC 90 Microphone, I prefer and use the Heil 781 Microphone with the boom. Flex 5000A (reserve radio) with a Heil 781 Microphone used primely for RTTY and PSK and some phone, 27 inch monitor and a new home built Computer with Bose speakers, Collins 75A-1 Receiver, Collins 32V-1 Transmitter, Collins 75A-2 Receiver, Collins 32V-2 Transmitter, Collins 75A-3 Receiver, Collins 32V-3 Transmitter with Collins TVI Filter, I sure wouldn't want to mess up anyones TV reception, Collins 75A-4 Receiver SN 155 with staggered lettering on the Band Selector and Noise Limiter, Collins 75A-4 Receiver SN 2019, Collins KWS-1Transmitter with power supply, Collins 312A-1 Speaker, also known as The Gold Dust Twins, Two Collins 270G-1's speakers one reproduction and one original, Collins S Line, 32 S-2 Transmitter Winged Emblem, 75 S-3 Receiver Winged Emblem, 75 S-1 Receiver Winged Emblem, Collins Transceiver Station Control 312-B Winged Emblem, Collins 516F-2 Power Supply Winged Emblem, Collins KWM-2A Round Emblem, Collins KWM-2A with 516-2 Power Supply Round Emblem back-up for the other KWM-2A or mobile operations, 312B-5 VFO Round Emblem, Collins 516-2 Power Supply Round Emblem, Collins PM-2 Power Supply for KWM-2A, Collins 180S-1 Antenna Tuner, 1-SM-1, Microphone 2-SM-2 Microphones, 2- SM-3 Microphones, 1 MM-1 Microphone for mobile operations, 351D-2 Mount with power supply for mounting spare KWM-2A in the mobile, 516E-2 Power Supply, 2- Collins 302c-3 Watt Meter, Round Emblem one is a military version OD-4 GRL-159 (V), ICOM 751A reserve for the reserve Flex 5000A also a great radio, Kenwood 480 HX also used for mobile operation, Yaesu FT 2900, Kenwood 830s, Kenwood VFO 230,Kenwood VFO 240, Kenwood SP 230 Speaker, AT 230 Antenna Tuner, SM 50 Microphone.
Collins Thirty-S-One Winged Emblem, Collins 30L-1 Amplifier Winged Emblem, Collins 30L-1 Amplifier with Young Kim diode/capacitor board Winged Emblem,Ameritron AL 811 H, Alpha 87a, Alpha 9500, When the Kenwood 990 is in use these amplifiers are seldom turned on.
SteppIR 3 element with 40 meter and 6 meter add-on on a 60 foot Rohn 25 tilt over tower, 2 Element Mosley Signal Master S 302 M 30 meter antenna that will be mounted at 60 feet on a Rohn 25 tilt over tower , note tower is down for maintenance, DX Engineering Hustler 5-BTV Ground mounted vertical antenna with 20 ground radials, Off center fed Carolina Windom 160 265 feet long at 55 feet,Tar Heel 100A 6-80 Meters for mobile operations, Little Tarheel II 6-80 Meters for mobile operations, HyGain TH-7DX 7 element Tri Band 10-15-20 meter Beam AKA Super Thunderbird Broadband. 72 foot TRI EX Crank-up tower with tilt base. Total height around 75 feet.
Project this summer:
SteppIR DB 36 will go up on a 120 foot Rohn 45 tower. (The 3 element SteppIR on the 60 foot tower will go to my friend and Elmer Tom KN4JX). A 3 element mono-bander 40 meter Hy-Gain will go on a 60 foot Rohn 25 crank-over tower. Tower just went up after a year on the ground. A 60 foot 160, 80 vertical tower with the help of my Collins friend and Collins Elmer Bill K0DEW. A 1500-3000 (give or take a few 100 feet) foot Beverage long wire receiving antenna.
Yaesu G-1000 DXA with Green Heron Controler. Hy-Gain, Tailtwister, 2-Ham IV Rotators (Yaesu G-2800 DXA coming soon for DB-36)
Addition of the HyGain TH-7DX 7 element Tri Band 10-15-20 meter Beam AKA Super Thunderbird Broadband. 72 foot TRI EX Crank-up tower with tilt base. Total height around 75 feet.
Hustler HVS-5-BTV Vertical. This is a great antenna for portable operations. Thanks to Tom KN4JX for the use of the antenna for my portable operations on my trip to Michigan.On the other hand Presley didn't think as highly of the antenna as I did!
PICTURE TAKEN IN 1952 - MIKE (MY BROTHER), K4USV - ME, K1USA - OUR MOM, DOROTHY - THE BALD HEADED PERSON IS OUR SISTER, (SUSAN) AKA TOOTY
Thanks to Jason and Joann for making and putting together this video
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