Licensed since 1980, I have been active as 5N6/ON7VD from 1983 until 1988, when I was based in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Working conditions in that era were an Icom 720A, FL2100Z and a TH2Mk3 2 element tribander up about 8 meter on a pole in the garden.
Photo: 1985, 5N6/ON7VD TH2MKII in our garden, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Across the road from the Hill Station Hotel.
After a long absence again active from Belgium with a mobile whip outside at the balcony up about 25 meter ASL, a Little Tarheel II, tuneable from 80m to 10m with the long whip and caphat. My station is a Flex-Radio 3000 SDR, running barefoot.
I am enjoying my small station operation, I use CW, digimodes and occasionally phone, I have lots of noise on RX from the urban environment, 80 meter is difficult.
* FlexRadio Systems 3000 and PowerSDR
* Alinco PSU DM330
* LP-100A Digital Vector RF Power Meter
* Little Tarheel II with a Cap Hat mounted at 25 meter - see pic above
* Quad Core 3GHz 8 GB PC homebrew Windows 7/64
* Ham Radio Deluxe, Logbook and DM780, CW Skimmer
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