Hello from Ted N2KPS. Thanks for looking me up and your interest in me. I am called by my middle name Ted, so if you say Bill it's ok might take me a sec to register it's me your giving the report to.
Latest edition to the shack is a vintage Murch UT2000a matcher. This was gifted to me by my elmer KF7NN. What a wonderful Xmass present. The inductor needed some attention, but after an overhaul, the unit is as new. I have not seen one where the inside components are still like brand new given the age of these. Some new photos will be put up of the station as it is now. Many thanks go out to George for this wonderful piece of gear.
12/20/11 The page was due for an update so I added some pictures of the main new/old rig. I will try to add some other pictures of the equipment too. The station is now able to operate on all bands and a kilowatt can be operated on most if needed. I would like to thank all the CW operators and Phone operators for the nice cards. Paper QSL cards will go out soon. I also signed on to LOTW. The Eqsl is behind on updating, but I will get to that as time permits. The log will be uploaded to LOTW only. I wish I had time for everything, but the log is too large to do both. Any incomming Eqsl will be confirmed as well as QRZ contacts.
I would like to thank all the SKCC CW operators for their fine qso's with me. My number is SKCC# 7727. I mostly use my NYE Viking SpeedX key, but at times you will find me using paddles and the rig's keyer when necessary. I have carpel tunnel and other hand problems, so code is genrated by both hands and the devices I can use to get CW out clean. The station computer is now part of the operation and is assisting me as I leearn to copy faster.
I hope to catch you out on the bands and happy hoilidays to all.
I got started in Ham radio about twenty years ago with some prodding from my Elmer KF7NN. George was a great help and encouragement in tackling the code learning process.
I just recently started back on CW. If you have worked me on CW my appologies for poor sending and weak copy. I will improve with time. My current station here is an ICOM 721, just repaired, and a YAESU 757GX II, also recently repaired, both by me. My antenna right now is a CushCraft R-5, and yes it wil work on 40 and 80, just not that good. In the spring I will be implementing some new antennas for better performance.
I am an "Old School" Ham and all this new technology is taking some time to learn. There was no online anything when I started and after I got married, the family increased and I was out of the hobby for about 10 years. It's nice to be back on and I intend to stay. My wife is also a Ham, and is enjoying her radios also.
That's it for now, feel free to contact me by email if you wish.
73 De N2KPS
This is the Murch dispensing a killowatt to the station antenna.
Here we see the AL80a using full output to either conquer or contact Rome, only the Murch knows for sure.
Here we have the station computer, it's the same dinosaur class that NASA used on the early moon buggy.
The Astron is called in to duty to run the station computer.
The Ultimax DxTreme deployed on Jackite pole, the tip is up about 40 feet. Works 160m and up. Small lots will acomodate this easily.
This is the way I attached the fiberglass to the metal support pole. A tensioner rod was addded later to give vertical stability. That's 3/16 dacron line about 90 feet worth. It works well until I come up with a better idea.
Well there you have it. The components used to make the "Little Station That Could" and does :)
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