The station is made up of an Elecraft K3, P3+SVGA, KAT500 autotuner, Palstar PM2000A true PEP Watt meter, a Balun Designs dual-core current balun attached to about 24.4-m (80-feet) of 450-Ohm window line to an "80-m horizontal loop" (actually about 305 feet or 93-m of wire) up an average of 14-m (46-feet). Power comes from the Astron SS-30M and the audio interface is a Heil Pro-Set Quiet Phone. The paddle is a W5JH "black widdow" #1028 that I built from a kit during January 2012. On 6m I use a Par Omni OA-50 located in my attic or the "80-m loop" which ever is "best" at the time.
I added the K3EXREF module to my K3 on 6 November 2013. I have a G3RUH OCXO/GPSDO to generate the 10-MHz frequency. I also am building a 900-MHz "cheap-Yagi" to go along with my 1.2-GHz "cheap-yagi".
An ICOM IC-706MKIIG, a full Buddipole system,and an LDG AT-11MP autotuner are available as a backup, portable system. I have built a modified W3EDP antenna for QRP, field use based on the AE5VV information.
ICOM 910H (2m, 70cm and 23cm). I have a down-converter for the 13cm satellite downlink band to 2m.
VUCC from FM18lu:
My page image is a picture of my rescue cat Nikita (Nik'). She has little use for HAM radio since her main hobbies are sleeping and listening to Elton John music.
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