New ham(now general AKA Tim), got my technician license Sep. 2011but has been a long time shortwave listener since age 5.
Really enjoying this amazing hobby and willing to meet more people on the air.
My main interests in HAM Radio are VHF/UHF Weak signal and homebrew antennas also HF QRP.
I am building up my high UHF /microwave equippment little by little but it is surely a expensive hobby hi.
Rigs are Yaesu ft-736 w/ 6/2/1.25/70cm module + TE systems 1412g + 4412G.
Yaesu Ft-847.Yaesu Ft-817 for QRP operating. Not exactly a Yaesu fan I do own Icom and Kenwood hi hi
6m antenna is a homebrw moxon which I modified the original design to make it fit in tighter space in the attic.
2 meter antenna is a homebrew 5 elements 28ohm DK7ZB yagi.
For 432 i am using a pair of homebrew 10 element beams with homebrew power splitter.
222MHZ ft-847 driving a DEMI transverter + te systems amp
Antenna is a homebrew 6 element yagi which I built and designed from ground up.
End fed long wire w/ home brew 9:1 balun for HF QRP the antenna also works on 6m.
Wire HALO antennas for 10/6.
For FM/reapter I built the DK7ZB design dual band two element beam and an wouxun (prounced "ocean") dual band HT.
My attic anttena farm hi.
Now ON 1296MHZ with the newly constructed 25 element loop yagi
Slowly starting getting on CW. Yes 5-8 wpm copy speed. so if you hear me PSE QRS TNX
The key is a chinese military surplus straight key Model K-5 made in 1987.
The DX20-1 Chinese military surplus mini Straight KEY, I am impressed by this nice little key.
Made in the late 60s, on the package it even got culture revolution era slogans.
Upgraded VHF UHF antennas 6 ft boom
Improved elment mounting using 1/2" delrin rod milled and drilled for 1/4" element and 3/4" square boom.
Yield a strenghtened mounting point.
and DK7ZB Matching.
DK7ZB Dual band YAGI for FM repeaters. 50OHM design has a good bandwidth can be alsoused for portable weak signal work.
Now just have my PACKET Radio station installed. Kenwood TM-271a modified with TNC
Data port + TNC-X kit that I put together.
Packet station antenna is homebrew end fed vertical. Uses pi impedance matching network.
Can't help myself to snap this picture while I am in the city lol.
QSO What Festival?
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