You can call me Bill.
I also operate portable as NJ1H/7 occasionally. If you use LotW or eQSL, be sure to upload my call as NJ1H/7 to get a correct match. My most recent portable operation was December 2011 from Utah with a Radio Shack HTX-10, 25W 10M transceiver to a dipole on a deck about 15 feet up.
The picture is my home QTH with the crabapple tree in bloom. I have been grooming this tree for 31 years.
At the bottom of this page is a picture of my modest antenna farm.
160M through 6M:
Rig - Flex-5000A software defined radio with dual receivers. 100W maximum out.
160M - use 80M wire vertical with MFJ-949C tuner, not great, but use occasionally.
80M - wire vertical a bit greater than 1/4 wavelength with 1 elevated radial towards Europe. I trimmed the radial for best SWR.
60M - use 80M wire vertical with MFJ-949C tuner.
40M - use 80M wire vertical with MFJ-949C tuner.
30M - use 80M wire vertical with MFJ-949C tuner.
20M, 17M, 15M, 12M, 10M Cushcraft R5 vertical.
6M - Cushcraft A503S 3 EL Yagi.
2M and Up:
Flex-5000A with external 70cm and 2M transverters for full-duplex mode B and mode J satellite QSOs. Tokyo Hy-Power HL-725D amplifier, 50W max, for 2M and 70cm. SatPC32 software, LVB Tracker & Yaesu G-5400B elevation - azimuth controller.
Yaesu FT-736R for 222 MHz and 1.2 GHz.
2M - Crossed Cushcraft 10 element yagis with circular polarization switchable.
1.25M - 1/4 wave vertical in attic. 25W maximum.
70cm - Crossed KLM 9 element yagis with circular polarization switchable.
23cm - 45 element loop yagi. 10W maximum.
Computer is 2.33 GHz quad Q8200 CPU Running Windows 7. 4 GB memory. Dual 1920 x 1080 monitors.
DXLab's suite during normal operation and N1MM during contests.
vspMgr to create virtual serial cables and VAC to create virtual audio cables when using Flex-5000A.
No interconnect cables required with Flex-5000A when running digital modes, using CW keyer or voice keyer.
I operate SSB, CW, PSK, RTTY, SSTV, JT65, JT9, Satellite & whatever comes along.
All logs are uploaded to LoTW & eQSL at least weekly, usually sooner. QSL cards via bureau or direct.
SDR-1000 since Dec 2004, Flex5000 since May 2009. Software defined radios are great!
Member of Nashua Area Radio Club, N1FD. Work us on Field Day!
Life member of ARRL
Life member of Amsat
100W and under club, I don't need an amp! ;^)
Licensed since 1967.
What a great hobby!
My modest antenna farm. You can work the world with a setup like this. The 80M wire vertical is in the pine trees to the right.
All 40 CQ zones confirmed.