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Photo is a 1/2 KW Rotary Spark Gap with a 10,000 volt adjustable Thoradson transformer, Murdock oscillation coil,Murdock rotary gap driven by a Holtzer-Cabot motor, Murdock glass plate condenser, Murdock antenna switch, Smith Roller hot wire ammeter and a Sprague anti-spark back keying condenser, mounted on a Signal Electric spark key.

Take a look at more Spark Gap Transmitters and Spark Key photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26065097@N04/sets/72157622917441518/detail/

First licensed in 1962, in Huntington, LI, NY as WN2CUM and later as WB2CUM where I was active DXer on 6 & 2 meter AM with a 20 watt plate modulated Neil Alpha, using a Ameco converter, and later on SSB with my Halllicrafters SX-101A and HT-32 and an HA-6 and HA-2 transverters.

I relocated to Illinois in 1966 and was issued WA9HRN. In Illinois I was an active HF DXer with a five element 20 and four element 15 meter monobanders at 98 feet.

I relocated to California in 1999 and changed my call to W6ADV. I'm in my third deed restricted neighborhood, so my antennas are limited to what cannot be seen from the street. The antenna farm curently consists of a  20/40 meter full wave CCD antenna at about 45 feet pointed N/S, a 20 meter dipole E/W, 40 dipole pointed E/W and a 17 meter dipole pointed E/W. These are selected with a remote antenna switch giving me 360 degree coverage on most bands.

Equipment in the shack is a Kenwood TS-950SDX feeding an Alpha 76CA running three 8874's.




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W6ADV
Latest Contacts for W6ADV at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
ZL2WL 2011-09-06 20m SSB RF80ki New Zealand WAYNE .Lester . WILSON
K6BF 2011-06-01 40m SSB DM04ke United States BERNARDO N FERNANDEZ
KF5IHC 2011-05-29 20m SSB DM65pg United States Robert M Sandoval
KC0UFB 2011-02-20 20m SSB EM27ue United States KELLY D STEPHENS
KG9Y 2010-02-27 20M SSB EN55xr United States DAVID P THOMAS
N4EEB 2009-02-27 20m SSB EL99kg United States John J Bayne
ON6DP 2002-03-10 20m SSB JO20sm Belgium PAUL DELMELLE

Book Totals: 7 qso's   7 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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