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The 'Shack' is an antique roll-top desk in the living room, as I live in a small bungalow in a retirement complex for Old Folks WFG (Waiting for God! sad).   Its very handy as I am in the warm, rather than a cold shed, and when not in use, the top rolls down, and the room looks tidy!!

Transceivers are a JRC JST-135 (Ver 2.0)  With NBD-520 PSU and NVA-88 Speaker, the radio has several optional accessories fitted - BWC (Bandwidth Control) Unit board - CFL-243,  Stable Crystal Kit - CGD-135, and IF Filters CFL-232 and CFL-251 500c/s and 2.4Khz.

A Hiel HM-12 - Boom Mounted is used together with a footswitch.    


   For 'Portable and Base station, there is an Elecraft KX3 with the PX3 Panadapter, with all options, which drives an RM BLA-350 Linear Amp and Capco 3000D Antenna Tuner fed to a 120ft Doublet held aloft by a Spiderbeam 40ft (12M) Pole, dropping each end down to 15 feet (4.5 Metres).

For Portable operation the Elecraft KX3 Transceiver together with a Tokyo 50W amplifier and Sotabeams 'Band Hopper' Linked Dipole atop a 10Mtr telescopic fishing Pole dropping as an inverted 'V' to 5Mtrs.  



The JRC JST-135D Transceiver

In July and August 2017, I bought two of these transceivers - one to back up the Elecraft KX3 and PX3 Panadapter, in the shack, which these days is really a roll top desk in the living room.  The second to use purely as a receiver in my bedroom, as due to a medical condition, I have to lie down for 2-3 hours a day !!



From Left to Right....

Yaesu MD1 Mic,  


JRC JST-135 Transceiver,  

Palstar PS50 PSU,  Daiwa CN-801 Power and SWR Meter,  

Heil HM-12 Mic on floor mounted boom,  

RM (Italy) BLA-350 300W Linear Amplifier,  

Elecraft PX3 Panadapter,  Elecraft KX3 Transceiver,  

Computer No1,   Bhi 'Desktop' Speaker.





The station in 2012


Station in March, 2013


Station In March 2014










Amateur Radio Web Site 

A website has been built devoted the hobby with information, as well as full details of all the radios owned in the past, and present - plus details of other modes and interests in Amateur Radio. The many radios, and equipment all have their own pages, and also there are pages on Proagation, Radio Software with links, All Digital Modes, etc..   A veritable cornucopia of information !!

To be transported there please click HERE



RSGB - Member No 208297 

ARRL -  Member No  3100223817



Modes worked on HF


The Vibroflex 'Original' Presentation Key, made in 1988.

With the Vibroflex infinitely variable speed adaptor (from 8wpm to 40wpm), and the

G3LIV 'Cord Tidy' which makes lead connection very simple.

Just another normal day at this QTH !!



Transceiver Accessories

Power Supply Unit ~ QJ P35 Amp Linear PSU

ATU ~ CAP.CO 3000D Roller Inductor - 3kW

Linear Amplifier ~ RM 350-BLA - 300 Watts

Power / SWR Meter ~ Daiwa CN-801

Dummy Load ~ Welz DL-600

Microphone  ~ Hiel HM12 (boom mounted) 

Key ~ Vibroflex 'Original' Presentation Model

Audio Processing ~  BHI DESKTOP Speaker





The BHI 'DESKTOP'  Speaker

 10 Watts out with a mid and low range Speaker plus a tweeter, and  with rotary controls for levels of processing, rather than DIP switches and volume control .... a great improvement on the old NES 10-2 ..I get better noise cancellation with this than the inbuilt DSP in the Transceivers, which is excellent, as I live a large urban connurbation which creates a very high 'Noise floor' .



CAP.CO 3000-D  Antenna Tuner

These are about the finest ATU's made, and if ever available, exchange hands up to around £500 ( 800 US Dollars) if in good condition

Rated at 3 kW the CAPCO SPC 3000D Roller Inductor ATU is a beautifully made piece of station equipment.  Sadly the maker fell off a ladder in the mid 80's and no more CAPCO Loop antennas, or ATUs were produced after this.




Heil Pro 3 Headphones

Heil 'Genesis' HM-12 Microphone

on a floor mounted Boom





My Amateur Radio Web Site ~ HERE




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