Just a little information about myself. I have been interested in communication from the time was 5 or 6 years old. My parents was into CB radio and remember them sitting in the kitchen late at night talking to there group. When i was 13, I bought my first CB radio. Loved to beable to communicate with others across town. When i was 17 or 18 we moved next to Smitty Kiker KS5Y (silent key) and he took me to HamComm in Arlington, Tx. I bought a set of code tapes and learned the morse code. Took my test a few months later and here I am now.
About 4 or 5 years ago started up a pressure washing business after being a slave laborer in many restaurants. I started out borrowing a friends pressure washer and invested the money I made into new equipment. In 5 years i have taken over the pressure washing in the Crossville area. We are the only pressure washing company here in Crossville that specialize in that field. If you need any tips on pressure washing please check out my website www.pressureprotn.com and there is lots of information that will help the home owner.
The pictures below is my new shack. We added this room to our house because I didn't have enough room for all the gear. The radios are as follows. Drake RV-3 Remote VFO, Drake TR-4 Transceiver, Drake T-4XB and R-4B, Drake T-4XC and R-4C. Yeasu FT-225RD 2 meter all mode with a Mirage B-2530-G 300 watt amp, Icom IC-7410., Yaesu FT-2800 2 meter fm transceiver plus 3 amplifiers. My favorite amp is my King Conversions Heathkit SB-220 6 meter amplifier which i hope to hear you on one day. We use 6 meters ssb locally like you do 2 meter repeaters. Most of us are on there hoping the "magic band" will be open for some rare DX.You can check out Lou's (King Conversion) website at www.qroking.com. The other 2 amps are the Ameritron AL-82 and a MINT Drake L-4B witch I use my Drake gear on 80 and 40 meters AM.I alomost didn't mention the flashing on air light. That come from an old radio station that was torn down in the early 90's. Of course I changed it to have my call on it. It is one of the most stand out pieces in the shack. See pic below.
Hope to hear you on the bands and look for me on 50.125.
I have a 6 meter beacon on 50.079. If you hear it email me and let me know. I can build you a beaconthat hooks up to any (HF or VHF) radio. Everything included plus shipping is $75. The board I use is user programmable with putty software. It's a free ascii program butI will program it for you. The beacon can generate audio or like mine can just hookup to the radio morse code jack. Just email if you would like to have one.
73's Floyd - Go STELLERS - 6X Superbowl Champions
Shack using the old Electrovoice 664 microphone. GREAT MICROPHONE!
Using the Electrovoice RE-20 in the shack with the Array Solution Power Master 1 and 2 meters
My power plant consisting of an Ameritron AL-82 on bottom and a VERY NICE Drake L-4B amplifier.
Front view of shack with the lights dimmed. Very soothing operating conditions.
Shack at night view.
6 meter amplifier from a Heathkit SB-220. Does legal limet plus easily.
My beacon measuring 4" x 3" x 1.5" is connected to cw line of my transciever.
M2* 6m7 6 Meter Beam up 75FT. (NOT M SQUARE)*
Array Solutions Power Master.
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