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KDKA Modified Heath SB-220

Chris is a Broadcast engineer and has tweaked the knobs on many broadcast transmitters. He enjoys building, tinkering, and playing with all sorts of RF gear, antennas, and computers. Loves Dxing, working the low bands and frequents 160 meters. During the latest solar Cycle, Chris managed to fill in a few remaining blanks and completed the ARRL Five band DXCC award 80 through 10 meters! The top photo is one of the original transmitters used at KDKA through the early 1970's along with a few pics from the station archives shown below. The photos on the right show a re-designed Heathkit SB-220 tank ckt which now covers the WARC bands+ 160 meters along with a few antenna /shack pics from around the station at WA3PBL. The main 160/80 meter transmit antenna consists of a 3- wire shunt fed unipole built around the Rohn tower supporting the legendary Moseley TA-33 tri-bander.


The Shack:




The Antenna Farm:


























Some Photos From the early days of KDKA:



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WA3PBL
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dedateband mode grid Country op
KF7LEJ 2013-05-12 15m SSB DM43co United States John C Ragozzino
W4VPI 2013-05-10 40m SSB FM07ag United States ANTHONY P SWEENEY
KC2TFX 2013-01-21 15m SSB FN12vo United States David O Nivison
HA3FTV 2013-01-06 40m SSB JN87lm Hungary András Kiss
K1ROY 2013-01-05 160m SSB FN42kl United States ROY A FOWLER
K2LED 2012-11-25 160m AM FN02nx United States Robert J Brock
WP4MPV 2012-07-18 17m SSB FK78be Puerto Rico Carlos J Rodriguez-Delgado
KI4PT 2012-07-17 10m SSB EM64mt United States JAMES C ROMINE, JR
WA4UBE 2012-06-01 10m SSB EM55bf United States JAMES M COOPER
KD4OVR 2012-06-01 10m SSB FM04ie United States WALTER A FIPPS, JR
K4ECE 2012-06-01 10m SSB EM74dk United States Edward C Elliott
KK4HQT 2012-06-01 10m SSB EM63gf United States David E Mize
AC0ZZ 2012-06-01 10m SSB EM47pv United States Lee A Bischoff
VK2FJC 2012-05-30 10m SSB PG66pa Australia RICHARD NEWBOLD
W8KSC 2012-05-30 10m SSB EN42ic United States TIMOTHY J KRUMHOLZ

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