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REBUILD OF THE KT-34 (Bottom Antenna on the tower)

The KT34 in the photo at the right is the original 34 year old antenna. The photo on the left is of the re-engineered KT34M2 designed by M Square Antennas. The total modification cost $530 including the element separation replacement parts (I used almost all of the original tubing and boom), new mounting blocks and phasing rods. I have about 75 hours into the rebuild because of the difficulty of getting 10" reinforcement tubes out of the 6' long first tube of each element. This is a 34 year old antenna with lots of corrosion that had to be cleaned off by hand. However, it is a much better antenna now and worth all the effort.

My name is Jim and I was licensed in 1978 and have been active on HF, VHF and UHF since then. I enjoy HF on 20 meters and love 10 meters when it is open. I have been on 6 meters the past three years with my Yaesu FT-2000 and my 5 element M2 Yagi looking for 6 meter contacts.

I have 299 countries worked and 259 confirmed, but have not really been hunting DX much since 2003. Now that Cycle 24 is at it's maximum and starting down, I hope to continue to grow the number worked and confirmed.  Cycle 24 has been a poor cycle, at least since I started working DX in 1978.

If you are in the San Fernando Valley, give me a call on 147.735, minus, PL 100.0 or 223.500 simplex. Look for me on APRS as N6AJG-7 and on D-Star on WA6IRC on the gateway in Southern California.  If you are near Burbank stop and say hello, I work part time at HRO (Saturdays).

My primary station is a Yaesu FT-2000 with the DMU (data management unit) and a SB220 Amplifier that has been converted to 6 meters. The secondary station is a Yaesu FT-990 coupled with a Kenwood TL-922A Amplifier. I also have set up a Kenwood TS-830S that is hooked to an old Yaesu FL-2100B Amplifier that I use on 40 meters primarely.

Think about giving back to your community and have fun with ham radio, join an emergency radio services organization in your area!

 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - N6AJG
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dedateband mode grid Country op
TX7G 2014-10-20 15m SSB BI91we Marquesas Islands Marquesas Islands DXpedition 2014
A61R 2013-03-29 20m SSB LL74tf United Arab Emirates RASHED MAK AL HAJERI
PY2VI 2012-10-15 10m SSB GH49eq Brazil IGOR ALEXANDRO FERREIRA
KJ6YQE 2012-09-23 2m FM DM04sk United States SEAN COMEAU
W6COD 2012-08-27 70cm DSTAR EM97xh United States Jacob W Wilhelm
KQ2U 2012-07-04 2m FM DM04nf United States Sandy E Snowbarger
W7QR 2012-06-02 10m SSB DN31xh United States RULON L PASSEY
FO4BM 2012-05-23 20M SSB BH52cm French Polynesia Philippe GLOAGUEN
PR8ZX 2012-05-18 20M SSB GI64gl Brazil Pedro Miguel Nogueira
FO4BM 2012-05-02 20M SSB BH52cm French Polynesia Philippe GLOAGUEN
WA9BLP 2012-04-25 17m DSTAR EN51wx United States RAYMOND D BUCHICCHIO
ZL2WL 2012-02-03 20m SSB RF80ki New Zealand WAYNE .Lester . WILSON
ZL2WL 2012-01-06 20m SSB RF80ki New Zealand WAYNE .Lester . WILSON
ZL2WL 2012-01-01 20m SSB RF80ki New Zealand WAYNE .Lester . WILSON
W9EVT 2011-12-30 10m SSB EN65nj United States George E Ulm

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