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The zs2cx Antenna Basics book is available covering hf to uhf all categories! contact me if u are interested in buying a copy of the book. ZAR 350.00 postage included, worldwide.
Qsl'ing No IRC ,please guys.
Negative I.R.C's : to many problemo's
CQ means any area in or out of 'Africa'
CQDX , means outside SOUTH AFRICA. "no punt" intended!
QSL: DIRECT ONLY: I have never had a lost qsl card request ! i qsl 100%
prefered. 2GS and SASE. All qsl's i received,has been answered. ::::(Date ,09 April 2013)
I answers all qsl's.
The Old Radio Console and .young at heart.
Hi All, i work any hf band,never qrp, higher bands 4 element beam, 12m is 3 element beam,
I need lot of Africa stations still,so will look for Africa contacts from now onwards,,cw: QRS."cw., go slow ok"12 wpm. I am not a fast cw GURU. and i dont use a skimmer, Hmmm , i would probably need that call at least 2 timesif ya going to fast.
160m band 1,810mhz to 1.836 cw.( Yes we actually work some dx at times down here) (QRS pse)
80m dx window 3,790 to 3,799 ssb
i lookout for mobile and portable stations and enjoy working them.
I have many audio files working some rare 80m stations OX ,ZLetc ,,and of course some 9+PLENTY,big guns too
I like 80m dx best of all, not easy from my qth,antennas for 80m is dipoles ,1/4 wave vertical and a 80m diamond loop but there is always a change in antenna testing. Some 80m Amplifiers here is homebrew, 4by 4*400 ,2by 4-1000,SB200, FL2100z, Gonset mk4, and station 550,to name a few amplifiers.i dont use tuners. if you read this i worked u or u heard me call, hope to work u some time again.
Latest edition is the TITAN-10 all band added.
.so the Old project is finished ,and painted,, 6m to 160m. let me introduce u to TITAN,he is 6 months old 1,8m tall and the Devil in disguise , primarily my top-band amp,but capable of ample power all around.
see the bone scull's.
Dont ask for details as this was a once off project and very time consuming,it does make the H2K look like a dwarf.
the colour scheme is 3 layer candyblue ,fine 2 ,in two tones with silver base ,white and black.(the tube ?why not red?) well ,,,white is hotter .
i Guess the word :"fire in the wire means something then"
The Fury project is 100% finished,it uses the 4cx****a tubes.
hey,, this beast's fan sounds like a Spitfire.all for the fun boys, all for the fun.
It resides in the Garage and i dont use it , too heavy . trips mains and melts coax'es.it does keep my coffee cup warm though
I build these Toys cause: I am to old for a Paper round, Too young for a Pension and to tired for an Affair.
So i built a 813 GG too, just for fun i used hand tools, the only electric tool was the soldering iron.
I enjoy homebrewing. and like the 811a and 813 tubes, they rarely gives nasty suprizes, easy to work with and parts are cheap, with low ht voltages on the 811a's u still get 350 watts from 2, the 813's are winners, 2 will stack a kilowatt, and a quad pair, oh well enough said.
Homebrew its Fun,
811a 200 watts This small lineer can run 2 of 811a= 350 watt or 572B tubes 600 wattsor a single 811a for 200 watts, 160m to 10 m band. Its a Junk parts lineer and did not cost a cent :)
Homebrew friends it's satisfying and keeps old age astray lol
This station was inspected by ICASA on 21 September2009, QRO.worst case -36db 2nd harmonic and best at -67db down on 3rd harmonic frequencies.
Thanks for dropping by chaps c u on HF.
73's de John zs 2 crocodile xray
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