NEW KENWOOD TS-990S HAS ARRIVED
ABOVE: left- TS-990S, Center::Elecraft P3 Panadaptor (used with FTdx5000), topcenter: Remote Control for OM-3500a amp right: FTdx5000D
Monitors: Left for Flex 5000a Power SDR, Right for cluster, skype, email, etc, dedicated CPU's. Above TS-990S and two LP-100A Vector Wattmeters
ABOVE: This is the PF Keypad I built using parts from Radio Shack (see page 16-7 of the manual). The addition of this item allows the operator to use RTTY/PSK memory channels (macros) without leaving the Encode/Decode screen. A very handy addition to the transceiver if one wants to use the built in features of the digital modes. Also, a keyboard is not necessary for use. I have a keyboard attached to the USB port and it functions as per designed as well. If you have any questions regarding this item or it's use, just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a closer look at the PF Keypad. When not in use, it conveniently slips underneath the front of the TS-990S.
PILOT STATION FOR WAKE ISLAND DXPEDITION, OCEANIA REGION, EARLY OCT 2013. EXACT DATES TO FOLLOW: http://wake2013.org/index.html
PILOT STATION FOR JUAN FERNANDEZ ISLAND DXPEDITION NOV 8TH-20TH, 2013. http://www.juanfernandez2013.com/
QSL MANAGER FOR TOV, T32TV ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND, EASTERN KIRIBATI GROUP
RIGS: Kenwood TS-990S, Two FLEX5000A's (only one shown), FTdx5000D with Elecraft P3 Panadapter w/VGA Video board to run on 20" Monitor. Five Linear AMPS, TWO, SPE EXPERT 2K-FA 160m-6m Automatic 2.4KW solid state Amps with built in 2+KW Auto Tuners,(These are the most technologically advanced linear amps ever made for Amateur use. Truely amazing amps). Second run of 2K-FA amps has the Vacuum Relays option. New EMTRON DX-3SP 5KW+ manual tune Amp, AND A new OM Power OM-3500A 4KW+ AutoTune Amplifier. This amp is very cool built like a brick Sh.House! ;-) This amp is to be used with the second Flex5000A on RTTY mostly. The Nye Viking 3KW Antenna Tuner has been sold and will be shipped to the new owner once the Alpha 4040 4KW Auto Tuner arrives. There is a pair of LP-100A 10KW Digital Vector RF Wattmeters. Very accurate wattmeters. Screens are Apple 30" Cinema Displays and a 23" Cinema display for my Logger. I use Heil Pro Headsets for the rigs with HC4 and HC5 elements.
Another EMTRON AMP: the DX-3 3.5KW+ Manual Tune linear amp. Well built. Uses the same final tube as the OM-3500A./ Russian Military tube, Svetlana GU78b. Basically the same as a 4CX3000A Tetrode.
AS FOR THE BIRD: One of our 4 almost adult kittens dragged this guy to our back door to show off what he had caught for dinner. Fast acting, I got it away from him and my wife Eeee nursed him back to health. Now a healthy Cockatiel, and doing fine. loves to talk. we are going to add a female soon. hmmmmmm. :-)
Additional new GEAR ON ORDER NOW:
A FLEX 6700 SIGNATURE MODEL Transceiver with 8 SLICE receivers. Delivery is to be around the 4th Quarter of 2012. http://www.flex-radio.com/FLEX-6000_v2.pdf ( delievery now expected in April)
ALPHA 4040 4kw AUTO ANTENNA TUNER. This is due to be shipped anytime now. http://www.rfconcepts.com/PRODUCTS/New-Products/Alpha4040 ( still waiting for this to be shipped, over 1 year now )
NEWLY ARRIVED: "NEW" KENWOOD TS-990S Transceiver. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT3UlV1tFNA&feature=fvwrel
Our 1966 Stingray Corvette, Previously Owned By Cliff Williams, Bass Guitarist for the rock group AC/DC. This vette, is 1 of only 50 with Factory Delete Heater/defroster. Ordered for delivery in Hawaii in 1966. Factory Side exhausts and Rare Factory special Knock-Off wheels, for quick change racing. We sold this Corvette and it is now in the Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas.
Eeee's Ferrari 348 Spyder.hot car.
Our Lamborghini Diablo SV, only one in Hawaii ( Not sure where to put the mobile antenna! hihi. )
This Yellow ZR1 Corvette is a very special car. It was originally Purchased in Nyack, NY in 1990 by 1986 World Series MVP, NY Mets Pitcher Sid Fernandez. The car was Maroon color when I bought it. I had the 350ci/375hp LT5, dual overhead cam, 32 valve engine aluminum engine taken out, and shipped to England to my friend who was an Engineer for Lotus Racing and part of the development team for Chevrolet/Mercruser in the engineering of this amazing motor. He performed his magic and $20,000 later, he returned the engine to Hawaii with 700+ naturally aspirated HP. No turbos, or blowers, or nitrous. Just racing fuel. I had the engine painted a beautiful Yellow, gloss finish. I had to paint the car to match the motor it looked so nice. So $7000 later for the 7 layer, metallic flake paint job it looks like above photo. Then ripped out the tan interior and installed Black with roll bars and racing seats, fire extinguisher, in-car video and laser jamming dectors for speed traps. :-) Mario Andretti told me it was the fastest street Corvette he ever drove!!! We had 25 members of the Press present at the track when he took me for an amazing drive on the Super Prix track. The car seemed to run smoother after Mario drove it hard. :-) Note: Mario Andretti is an amazing driver. A legend in the racing world and member of the Racing Hall of Fame. His ability going thru the 6 speed shifter, made it fell like an automatic.
RIGS: KENWOOD TS-990S, FTdx5000 w/LP-Pan (PSDR), TWO - FLEX5000a's, Icom IC-7800 (sold) & Yaesu FTdx9000 (with PEP9000 Enhancements & All 9000D Options). (SOLD)
ON THE WAY: NEW FLEX6700 SIGNATURE SERIES TRANCEIVER w/ 8 receivers, " THE GAME CHANGER" :-)
NEW: SPE EXPERT 2K-FA SOLID STATE 2+KW FULLY AUTOMATIC LINEAR AMPLIFIER. Great Product. After using this amp for about 7 months, I have decided to order a second 2K-FA. I guess that is the best review one can give. I just love these amplifiers ! hihi. The 2K-FA coupled with the Flex5000a, is the ulimate 2KW+ Transceiver!
3rd Amplifier: Emtron DX-3 "BIG GUN" (Australian Made Amplifier) Uses a single Svetlana (Russian Military) GU78b tetrode. (4cx3000a).
4th amp, EMTRON DX-3SP, Big Brother to the DX-3. Very nice amp with tons of Power. Loafs along at legal limit with 15 watts of drive !! :-)
5th amp (just received) OM Power OM-3500A Auto Tune Amp. Initial testing is this is a wonderfully designed and built amp. makes 4KW into 50 ohm Dummy load with 67w drive on 20m. 1500w out with 22w drive. I had the company set this amp up to run single phase 230v AC line. Works like a charm. Thanks Tibi @ OM Power. ( This amp WILL BE USED FOR RTTY station setup )
ON THE WAY: ALPHA 4040 4KW AUTO TUNER. EST DELIVERY IS , END OF JUNE. ( Still waiting ! ) (on waiting list about 1 year now) .
Antennas: Hy Gain AV-640 VERTICAL, feedline at 12 feet above the ground, no radials. Has a counterpoise system that seems to work well.
NEW 6 band Hex Beam at about 30 feet. I added the hex beam AFTER finally working 300 DXCC entities using only the Hy Gain AV-640 vertical antenna.
New addition: Hy-Gain AV-680 vertical, plays very well on 80M and doesn't need radials.
Three - Heil Pro Headsets w/HC-4, HC-5 & HC-6 elements.
2x APPLE 30" CINEMA DISPLAYS. one for the Flex5000a, the other for PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK.
Came back on the air in 2009 after 27 year Lay-Off.
DXCC from Hawaii QTH: 321 Entities worked since April 2009. PLUS ADDITIONAL; Z60K, 1B1AB, 1Z9A(Burma)confirmed.
8 BAND DXCC
WORKED S01MZ WESTERN SAHARA FOR #300 DXCC ON 2 NOV 2011, 30 MONTHS AFTER GOING QRV FROM KH6. I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE REACHED MY GOAL OF 300 DXCC USING JUST THE HY GAIN AV-640 VERTICAL ANTENNA !!!!!
377 DXCC Confirmed from New Jersey QTH using my WB2AYP callsign.
OUR COLLECTABLE QSL CARDS above.
QSL MANAGER FOR TOV, T32TV ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND, EASTERN KIRIBATI GROUP
THE END !!!
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