Many planned antenna Experments.
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 called KRA-KA-TOA<> About 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
Above: Nice Sunny Day June 2013,,, I live at about 2500 feet above sea level
BELOW: Another View Of My Son's Snappers!
As you can see BELOW. "My Son Whiskey" was well kept at Bar-King Dog Kennel.
Below: Aug 10th 2013. Whiskey coming home from Kennel. He has a beautiful Smile.
Below: 1 acre Ham Shack.
Below: Kia on the Beach
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.
~ Z MICROPHONE:
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, 2000, 5000 and other balanced mic input radios.
HEIL sells the correct cable. It has a Orange End Cap on the cable at the mic side.
Or you can re-wire a yellow end cap or make your own. I have a HEIL Cable.
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. Or from HEIL of course!
ABOVE: 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 different than AUDIO EQ only. 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:
For the Audio Processor Compression:
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 tone.
Have a great Ham Radio Day.
Ka'u Wahi Kapu
73's Gregory. K7ZAR
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