Single story apartment HF station
Radio 1 : Icom IC-718
Radio 2 : RCI-2950DX (Green display) 21 - 29.7 MHz (Did the 15M mod myself and completely realigned the whole radio) with PL tone encoder board for repeater access
Headset : Heil Proset IC (very comfortable)
Tuner : MFJ-901B 200W tuner
Antenna analyzer : MFJ-259B
Artificial Ground Tuner: MFJ-931, helps kill off remaining RFI and does improve signal output on lower bands
Antenna 1 : 80M OCF dipole. Sometimes local QRM is very bad that I'm not able to hear signals very good. Dipole is cut for 80M fed off center with a 4:1 balun and run all along the ceiling level accross whole apartment inside.
Antenna 2:Wire vertical.
Future project will be to setup a remote station in Texas with a 80M OCF dipole and be done with the electrical noise issue from the neighbors electronics and apartment restrictions.
Power Supplies : Astron RS-20A (20A) for the Icom, Pyramid PS-15KX (10A) for the RCI
Homemade Iambic key made from parts bought from Lowes.
Digital modes : PSK-31 (20-60 watts) 80M-10M, JT65 (10-40 watts) 80M-10M, SignaLink USB interface
JT9 (15 watts) 20M just started using this mode 4/28/2013, use WSJTX for this mode along side (JT-Alert for WSJT-X)
See where your digital signal is being heard http://www.pskreporter.info
Here's a little signal report taken on a Friday night on 40M JT65 of the antenna in action.
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