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Amateur Radio: Licensed in 2010, I prefer to have a small but fairly portable station as opposed to the huge 'book shelf' installation, easy to unplug and load into a vehicle.The reason is that I like setting up field / portable stations. DX Voice/phone is still my greatest passion, and although I do work PSK mode, I'm proud to say about 50% of my DX contacts are on voice.
For Field stations I make use of a fibreglass mast. I prefer antennas such as the Buddipole system,G5RV and X30 -easy to transport and can be deployed fairly quickly either by using the mast on a tripod stand or the fitting on my vehicle.
Nothing more rewarding or relaxing than heading out into the South African bush with my radios and setting up a field station.
I use very basic equipment -
1) TS590S; 2) FT8800; 3) FT2900; 4) Alinco DJ596HT.
Ham Radio Deluxe
400W PEP from Ameritron AL 811X
LDG 600 ProII
1) TGM MQ34SR Hybrid Quad for 20M; 15M; 10M; 6M (Also tunes to 17M and 12m although not designed for these Bands) 12M AGL.
2) MFJ G5RV for 80M - 10M inverted 'V' configuration 12M AGL
3) Diamond X200 for local VHF/UHF 10M AGL
1) Buddipole 80M - 2M possible in various configurations - inverted 'V'; Vertical; Horizontal Dipole
2) Diamond X30 VHF/UHF
3) MFJ G5RV Junior 40M - 10M
1) Diamond NR770R on Mag mount
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