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I log daily via LOTW, QRZ.com, HRDLog and eQSL

A note about LOTW.  For me FT8 is a contact collecting mode and users should QSL electronically. I avoid stations that do not use LOTW.  No offense, but as I said its a contact collecting mode.

Received my amateur license in 1985. For the most part I am only interested in HF although  I do have a 2 meter rig (cb for hams). 80% of my operating is on 75 and 160.

The Shack is currently under the knife.

CAD (Sketchup) rendoring for new layout.

More photos to follow.

Current Equipment:

Transceivers

  • Icom 9100 with D-STAR Module (2 meter simplex and backup HF)
  • FlexRadio 6500 (soon to be replaced with 6600M)

Antenna Tuners

  • Palstar BT1500a balanced line tuner
  • Palstar HF-AUTO via HF-AUTO-R
  • Palstar AT-AUTO (Now Kessler Engineering)

Power System

  • Astron RS-50M rackmount 13.8 Volt Supply
  • Ten Tec 9420 100 amp supply for Hercules II
  • RigRunner(s). Three total for power distribution on each level.

HF Amplifier

  • Ten Tec Hercules II

Audio

  • W2IHY EQplus
  • W2IHY Iplus
  • W2IHY Ibox (for LP500 line)
  • Electrovoice RE320 with EV shockmount on Heil boom.

Meters

  • Telepost LP100a with dual couplers
  • Telepost LP500 with three couplers


Antenna's

  • 160 meter half wave fed with 450 balanced line
  • 125' "EFHW" with 55:1 UNUN relay remotely switchable to inverted L for 160.
  • SteppIR BigIR with 80 meter coil. 66 radials of which 60 are sixty foot long. DX Engineering radial plate
  • Array Solutions OCF dipole.

Misc

  • Palstar DL2k Dummy Load/watt meter.
  • RF Ground system with Georgia Copper bus bar on desk and DX Engineering Copper Ground bus outside with Alpha Delta surge protectors.All equipment RF grounded with copper braided strap and DC ground with #6.
  • Balun Designs CMC chokes
  • Raccoon Engineering custom patch panel for equipment.
  • Array Solutions 8 pack antenna controller (inside version)

 

And of course I had to install a new updated Raccoon Engineering patch panel to facilitate all the new equipment.

 

For detailed Equipment information check out www.KD0ZV.com

Video of shack before updates  https://vimeo.com/119497119

Have a little over three acres with trees to hang antennas from. Currently running a 160 meter half wave fed with 450 ohm ladder line and 10-80 Array Solutions OCF dipole, 160 Inverted L and a SteppIR BigIR with sixty 60' Radials. Comet GP-1 for the 2 meter band.

 

Hope to catch you on the air.

73, Rich

KD0ZV

 

 

 

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KD0ZV
Latest Contacts for KD0ZV at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
NA8W 2018-01-20 12m FT8 EL97 United States DARL E DEEDS
N7BLN 2018-01-20 12m FT8 DM43 United States RONALD G LONGMOOR
W8GU 2018-01-20 12m FT8 EN90hx United States Mark R Sladen
K8QWY 2018-01-20 12m FT8 EN81 United States EDWARD F WOJTOWICZ
AB1HL 2018-01-20 12m FT8 FN42 United States ROBERT T MORRIS
VE3XAT 2018-01-20 12m FT8 FN25 Canada Mike Lafave
KK4TJP 2018-01-20 12m FT8 EM64 United States Stephen R Smith
NU1O 2018-01-20 12m FT8 FN32RB United States CHRISTOPHER J SCIBELLI
AA1ON 2018-01-20 12m FT8 FN42 United States MARTIN W BAYES
VK7AP 2018-01-20 80m FT8 QE36 Australia STEEN C JENSEN
W4OCO 2018-01-20 40m FT8 FM26AU United States Mike HYMAN
W3ZR 2018-01-20 160m FT8 FN11 United States ROBERT D MONTGOMERY
SV9CVY 2018-01-20 160m FT8 KM25KA Crete MICHAEL DIMITRAKAKIS
N4ZI 2018-01-20 160m FT8 EM55 United States WILLIAM C MADDOCK
KC9MEG 2018-01-20 160m FT8 EN52 United States Dennis C Blaha

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DX World Award#6413
Granted: 2017-12-10 16:38:02   (KD0ZV)

Endorsements:
  • Mixed Digital
United States Award#3660
Granted: 2017-11-10 23:54:02   (KD0ZV)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 160 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 30 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 80 Meters Digital
World Continents Award#18853
Granted: 2017-11-10 17:08:02   (KD0ZV)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
    17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
United States Counties Award#7805
Granted: 2017-11-09 17:02:03   (KD0ZV)

Endorsements:
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#17614
Granted: 2017-11-09 14:58:03   (KD0ZV)

Endorsements:
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
    160 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 17 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    30 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
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