LoTW is my primary means of logging.
LoTW QSOs uploaded on DAILY basis.
Part-time operation from my apartment on commercial power (NOT a portable or mobile operation)
--Rig inside apartment
--Ant outside in parking lot on car roof up 12ft or 4m
--Car is abt 50ft or 18m away from my ground floor apartment (See Photos Listed Below)
(Fair-Weather Station Setup: I operate when no rain/thunderstorm in the area. . . .)
For our QSOs, please type my call sign into your LoTW program log as: N2DUI.
Please do not put N4DUI, N2DUI/M, N2DUI/M4, N2DUI/P, or N2DUI/P4 as this creates conflicts with my LoTW confirmations.
Tnx fer ur support,
Would you like to receive my colorful QSL Card for completing a QSO with me?
Then please send me your completed QSL Card for making contact with me and I will gladly return the favor.
EchoLink Node N2DUI-L 70cm simplex link radio and 8 element log periodic yagi by ELK Antennas beaming to N2DUI/R 2m repeater.
2m/70cm 5 element log periodic yagi by ELK Antennas.
1.25m 6 element log periodic yagi by ELK Antennas.
Hustler 15m Mobile Resonator Antenna
Free-standing mast support: 10ft of 3/4-inch Schedule-80 double-walled PVC pipe, inside the PVC pipe is 12ft of light-weight, super-strength 3/8-inch x 24-threaded aluminum mast with a Hustler quick-disconnect connector at base.
Measurement from quick-disconnector at base of mast to the tip of most resonators is 14ft or 4.7m (12ft mast + 2ft resonator)
From the ground to the roof of the car is about 4ft or 1.3m
Therefore, the total height from ground to antenna tip is approximately 18ft or 6m self-standing.
I merely change Hustler resonators when I wish to switch bands with the rig. I can operate all-modes on 40m through 6m.
This is my SchlepperIR Antenna: I have to "schlep" back and forth between the car and QTH to change band resonators. . . .
To paraphrase from the movie, Field of Dreams,"If you build it. . . [sic] the DX will come. . . ."
Whah dah yah mean do I drive with THAT on the roof of the car? . . .
Not exactly the ideal mobile antenna for driving into an underground parking area. . . .
Rubberized cord protector lays upon the sidewalk to prevent others from tripping over the RG58 coax leading to the grass.
Underneath the hazard cone the barrel connector that connects the RG58 coax from the magmount to the 400UF coax going to the QTH.
So far, so good. . . no birds perching on the resonator. . . .
TRAM heavy-duty magnetic mount with 17ft RG58 coax with PL259 connector.
This feedline goes to a SO-239 barrel connector and then to 60ft of Low Loss 400UF coax.
Alligator's view from the ground floor QTH patio area. . . I do have a water canal nearby, but no alligators to report so far. . . .
Notice the orange hazard cones to alert my neighbors' children who like to use the grassy area nearby.
Can you see the well-beaten path that I am carving out in the grass from walking the antenna to and from the car?
Okay, sometimes the orange hazard cones help to keep the ducks from tripping over the 400UF coax. . . .
These are Muscovy ducks, by far the most prolific type of duck in Florida.
Hustler 30m Mobile Resonator Antenna
Notice the stepping-stool I use to install and remove the antenna and mast from the magmount. . . .
Hustler 40m Mobile Resonator Antenna standing tall and ready to work some late-night DX. . . .
Low Loss 400UF coax coming from the RG58 coax on the Hustler Mobile Antenna of the car to the outside window of my ground floor QTH.
Comet CTC-50M window feed-thru jumper.
No holes permitted to be drilled through the wall. . . .
Easy Wind Cord Spool with Handle--Perfect for the Low Loss 400UF coax (Left to Right: 60ft and 75ft of coax).
UF400 coax is very flexible and great for winding and unwinding with the spool.
I use the 60ft roll if I get my prime parking spot nearest my patio entrance; otherwise I use 75ft roll accordingly.
No assigned parking spots. . . First Come, First Serve. . . .
That is N2DUK sitting quietly in the background of the photo. . . .
30ft of Low Loss 400UF coax coming from the inside window to the LDG YT-450 automatic tuner and then to the Yaesu FT-950 rig.
I cannot drill holes through the wall to connect to an outside ground rod. . .so I use a cold water pipe grounding system.
Connected from the ground terminal of the Yaesu FT-950 rig to the cold water pipe.
To paraphrase Clint Eastwood from the movie, Dirty Harry, "A man has got to know his limitations. . . ."
25ft of 1-in flat, tinned copper grounding braid 7ga, 85 amps with 1/4-in stud ring terminals mounted to a cast bronze ground clamp.
Better safe than sorry. . . .
The early makings of my HF station in April 2012.
Upgrading the Yaesu MH-31B8 hand microphone to a Heil Pro Set Elite.
I have now added a Heil Sound PR-40 desk microphone.
I know you love the look of this Heil PR-40 desk microphone, so here are a few more photos of it. . . .
Sometimes, my Vibroplex iambic keyer gets jealous. . . .
Don't you wish your microphone looked this good?
Welcome to the N2DUI Ham Shack. . . the place where everything from Rag Chewing to DX Hunting can happen without a warning. . . .
Another look at the N2DUI ham shack working late night on 40m SSB chasing DX.
MFJ-464 CW Keyer/Reader in action.
SSB ROCKS. . . BUT CW RULES!
20m PSK31 at 2:30am on an early summer morning. Who stays up THIS late at night? Oh, I forgot, me!
Ham Radio Operator: N2DUI (since 1982)
ARRL Life Member 1982
ARRL A-1 Operator Club 2008
Quarter Century Wireless Assoc (QCWA) Life Member 2011
ARRL Extra Class Accredited Volunteer Examiner 2012
South Florida DX Association (SFDXA) Full Member 2014
Amateur Class License History:
Novice: KA2OUQ (March 19, 1982)
Technician: KA2OUQ (May 21, 1982)
General: N2DUI (September 7, 1982) "Involuntary Vanity Call Sign" via random assignment; Tnx FCC!
Advanced: N2DUI (December 23, 1983)
Extra: N2DUI (March 16, 2012)
DX Century Club MIXED (May 28, 2014) #59,266
DX Century Club CW (May 28, 2914) #20,733
DX Century Club SSB (July 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX MIXED (June 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX MIXED North America (June 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX MIXED Europe (June 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX CW (June 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX CW North America (June 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX CW Europe (June 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX SSB (June 10, 2014) award # in process
CQ WPX (June 10, 2014) award # in process
ARRL WAS MIXED (June 2, 2014) #58,489
ARRL WAS CW (June 16, 2014) #58,489
ARRL WAS PHONE (July 31, 2014) #58,489
Ham Radio ECHOLINK STATION: N2DUI-L (Node Number 301334) linked to 2m repeater N2DUI/R on 146.655 MHz in Coral Springs, FL; NW corner of Broward County. Also repeater trustee for N2DUI/R 444.575 MHz linked with N2DUI/R 224.680 MHz for local ham usage in Coral Springs, FL.
In April 2012, after 25 years absence from HF bands, I returned to the airwaves by using a part-time station set-up within my QTH. I am running Hustler Mobile Resonator Antennas from the parking spot of my complex with about 60ft Low Loss 400UF coax to my living room window with a Comet through-the-glass mount system.
Inside the apartment coming from my living room window, I feed another 30ft Low Loss 400UF coax to the LDG auto tuner that attaches to the Yaesu FT-950 rig.
I merely change Hustler resonators when I wish to change bands with the rig. I can operate all-modes on 40m to 6m.
I have a Motorola XPR 6550 UHF HT for digital voice/data on the TRBO system.
I have an EF Johnson 5100 UHF Analog/P25 Digital HT for working our local 33cm repeaters.
I have an EF Johnson 5100 UHF Analog/P25 Digital HT for working our local 70cm repeaters.
I have an EF Johnson 5100 VHF Analog/P25 Digital HT for working our local 2m repeaters.
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