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My Interestes in Ham Radio began in 1964...

My Elmor's were W5CY and W7IVK...  GOD Rest's The Best...




3-28-14: Installed "A-99"  at 20 Feet with 4 home made radials...

4-12-14 I installed a 80/40 meter Dipole at 55 feet...


 I may have Many future planned Antenna Experments...


 I live next to "South Point" The most southern in the USA... South Point Hawaii...

  A location with lots of Salt Water....

My "SHACK" is on the slope of the biggest Mountain/Volcano in the world.

Ski in the morning, than Surf the afternoon.

14000 feet to sea level.

As a boy I read a book about KRA-KA-TOA<>  A story of a "VOLCANO" that blew

itself to bits... My new home is the Grand Father<><> Big KaHuna...

And it's Active..... Much more power than little KRA-KA-TOA!!!

Photo of what's left of KRAKA-TOR..

Very Nice.....

 Above:  The God Father.. LOL.. Priv-et noun (1542)... HAL was a IBM computer...

 Born in Phoenix... Raised in Hollywood and Las Vegas...

 My "Foster"  Family GrandPa had book binding buisness (capital book binding of Omaha)...

 and Foster Papa owned a very nice entertainment establishment where the various Families offered...  

  "The Rocket Club" (Gambling) Omaha Neb circa 1950's.. "Tiger" was the Koolest..

 I went to Pri-vate military schools for electronics and chose a different path than

 family buisness Un-knowingly. ya got to love it!!!

  Nice Sunny Day.. March 2014,,, I live very "simply" at about 2222 feet above sea level...

 Way Of The Future! 

BELOW: Another View Of My Son's Snappers!

As you can see BELOW... "My Son Whiskey" was kept well by the Best employee's at Bar-King Dog Kennel...

Below: Aug 10th 2013. Whiskey coming home from Kennel. He has a beautiful Smile.

Below: The 1 acre Ham Shack before modifications...

Below: Kia on the Beach... South Side of Big Island... June 2013...

BELOW: Field Day 2013...

Below:: 5 days after I moved into the Shack, a Hurricane came for a visit.

July 30th 0000 Zulu.

It tried to take on the Big Island---- The home of "Goddess PELE"---- The Volcano.

Hurricane got hit Hard by PELE.---- It RAN straight North over Maui---than looped

back to the Big Island----To the west side of PELE----about 75 miles West of Kona..

Was amazing to watch live on the Radars..

Hurricane did bring water to my Banana Trees!!

Thank You "Goddess PELE" for your "Gifts and Protection".

BELOW:: The Beautiful Goddess "PELE" lives above my house:: FEAR?? LOLL.


The Heil PR-781 is a balanced MIC. Outstanding with the FT-950...

After the boys ( www.K6JRF.Com) on "3825KC" fetched me up on some audio settings,

I can now hear paper crumbling in my monitor headset. Thank You Bob Heil for a Magnificent Mic for the FT-950!

I had bought (wrong one) a Yellow End Cap type cable. Some RF hum ended up being in the microphone connections...

Mine was wired with Mic low (Not Balanced) at chassis ground. A short between mic low and shield in both ends of the cable.

This is very important if you’re using a Heil PR-781 MIC with the FT-950. A balanced mic input radio. HEIL sells the correct cable.

It has an Orange end cap on the cable at the mic side.

On the HEIL MIC Side...

HEIL MIC High (white wire) should be XLR pin 2. Yaesu Pin 8...

HEIL Mic Low the black wire from XLR pin 3, goes to Yaesu pin 7.

HEIL Mic Shield from the microphone XLR pin 1. Yaesu pin 5.

And you know the 2 PTT wires. Yaesu pins 5&6. 5 is chassis ground and 6 is ptt key.

Have no other wires touching or any jumpers from wire to wire or connectors. 3 wires for the audio and 2 separate wires for PTT. Also make sure the Microphone connector on the MIC has NO Jumpers from any pin to pin inside the connector...

If you have a problem with HEIL PR-781 PTT switch you can buy a new switch at radio shack. It has a RED push Button and fits fine in the HEIL base.


ABOVE: The Mighty HEIL PR-781 microphone with spit guard and new Radio Shack PTT switch.

Remote Microphone: Radio Shack Part Number 32-1258... A 170 MHz single channel wireless microphone system 600 ohms.

The receiver of Microphone has 2 outputs. A high output (0-70 mill volts) The RCA plug... The other is low output with the 1/4 inch phone plug (0-10 Mill volts)... I use the 10 mill volt output. I leave the level output "VOLUME" all the way to max clockwise for 10 Mill volts and the squelch knob fully counter clockwise... On a FT-950 with a HEIL PR-781 you don't even need to touch the Mic gain... Perfect!!!

The center pin of 1/4 inch mono plug is used as MIC HIGH... This is XLR pin 2 of Mic Cable which is Pin 8 of Yaesu radio...

The shield of 1/4 inch phone plug is used as MIC LOW... This is XLR pin 3...

Voice EQ Settings. I don't use the audio processor a lot. I sound clearer with EQ only. If you turn on the processor than try it with setting of 10.For me to much over drive beyond 25.

My settings for the "Processor EQ", so when engaged, are the exact same settings as the EQ. I set both the Audio EQ and the Processor settings as per the different menu item numbers. Here are my settings:

For The Audio EQ:

  • Menu 064 (1-30)... late night 80 meter rag chew. (2-28).. 40 meters and DX)
  • Menu 091 (100)
  • Menu 092 (-5)
  • Menu 093 (1)
  • Menu 094 (1000)
  • Menu 095 (7)
  • Menu 096 (1)
  • Menu 097 (2700)
  • Menu 098 (10)
  • Menu 099 (2)

For the Audio Processor Compression:

  • Menu 100 (700)
  • Menu 101 (-5)
  • Menu 102 (6)
  • Menu 103 (1000)
  • Menu 104 (7)
  • Menu 105 (1)
  • Menu 106 (2700)
  • Menu 107 (10)
  • Menu 108 (3)

Processor Compression Drive Level: Menu 109 (Level 10). Some people crank this to the limit. I'm getting strong action at level 10. I leave mine set at 10. This gives my station about 8db of compression.

MIC level: on front of the radio is set at 27... But that is dependent upon you...

RX Audio EQ Contour Filter: I set mine on the + side by Menu 069 (RGEN CNTR LV) at a +10. Menu 070 (CNTR WI) at a +10. Not as the Default setting -15. This changes the Cont Display to have a peak. I then set my Cont, with the push button (above the select knob) and rotate the select knob to 2200 Hz. I than set my Notch, with the push button (above the select knob) and rotate the select knob to 700 Hz. These actions make my radio (in my ears) sound more Alive. NOTE: Menu 071 and 072 must be on. I set a value of 3 in menu item072.

Using built in Keyer for Amp Tune: Menu 043 set to (SEMI) instead of full break in...

The key input on back of radio is stereo 1/4 jack. I bought adapter 1/4 inch stereo with female RCA left and right...

I use a straight key. The "dit" instead of the "dah"... That’s either left or right RCA connector.

!!!Than turn on the keyer. I set speed at 30 wpm on front knob of 950.... Use direct instead

of offset (047) and 700 Hz pitch (045)...

This allows pulsing the amp in tune rather than hitting it with solid 700 Hz tone...


If you like rollar skating here is a link to when I was a national champ...

 I skated for the Hollywood Roller Bowl Rink... Last of the Glamour Era...

 excelled in all 4 events... Like Heizman for football...

 Was awarded on stage at Grauman's Chinese Theatre...

 Greg Goff... http://www.usarsarollerskaters.org/1963.html


The ZOMBIES fav band... Music that is..

The boys in the early days.. There is a relationship here to the vegas "NoBody's

 Children" band.. interesting.. Tom's first day?..

 LOLL... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l24DFbedbJ0


 And here is the "Zombie's"  fav band of all times.. Did someone say MENSA?? Oh Ya!!!


 Below: My foster father passed and mother took me to Las Vegas... As a child (1965-1968) I would fly

 back and forth to (SCMA) Brown Military Academy in Long Beach and (ENMS) Elsonore

 Navel and Military School... I would fly home to vegas on the weekends...

 I would fly via "N151L" from Las Vegas... I remember once the Omaha Picnic

 at the Desert Inn... I was there...

  I built my first radio in military school..

 See my wings below givin by Owner...  These are a copy of the foto of a fake pair

 of Bonanza wings.. Because of the inserted BonanzaAirlines.Com,,

 Mine are buried in a hole in the desert.. really.. That was a mistake but I know

  where they are.. I wonder why all the attendents were so nice

 to me.. loll.. Yes.. Sometimes I watched thru front window!!! Thats why I had the wings!!!

 And from my room I could see the Spruce Goose..








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