Just a little information about myself. I have been interested in communication from the time was 5 or 6 years old. My parents was into CB radio and remember them sitting in the kitchen late at night talking to there group. At age 13 I bought my first CB radio. Loved to beable to communicate with others across town. When I was 17 or 18 my friend Smitty Kiker KS5Y (silent key) took me to HamComm in Arlington, Tx. I bought a set of code tapes and learned the morse code. Took my test a few months later and here I am now.
In 2009 I started up a pressure washing business after being a slave laborer in many restaurants. I started out borrowing a friends pressure washer and invested the money I made into new equipment. In 5 years I have taken over the pressure washing in the Crossville area. We are the only pressure washing company here in Crossville that specialize in that field. If you need any tips on pressure washing please check out my website www.pressureprotn.com and there is lots of information that will help the home owner.
The pictures below is my new shack. We added this room to our house because I didn't have enough room for all the gear. The radios are as follows. Drake TR-4 and TR-4 with NB Transceiver, Drake T-4XB and R-4B, Drake T-4XC and R-4C, Drake TR-4CW, and Drake TR-7 Transceiver, Icom IC-7600 with the IC-7410. I have 3 amps, the classic Drake L-4B and a L-7 and my favorite amp is my King Conversions Heathkit SB-220 6 meter amplifier which i hope to hear you on 6 meters one day. We use 6 meters ssb locally like you do 2 meter repeaters. Most of us are on there hoping the "magic band" will be open for some rare DX. You can check out Lou's (King Conversion) website at www.qroking.com. I alomost didn't mention the flashing on air light. That sign come from an old radio station that was torn down in the early 90's. Of course I changed it to have my call on it. It is one of the most stand out pieces in the shack. See pic below.
Hope to hear you on the bands and look for me on 50.125.
73's Floyd - Go STELLERS - 6X Superbowl Champions
Back in the day.....
My Pressure washing truck and trailer.
Yes, That is a "saturn 6" 3 ring 6 meter halo made in the 50's. Works great. Also, is the scorpion antenna controlled by a Tunematic Automatic screwdriver controller.
My mic I use for SSB and AM. Shure 551s Elvis Presley Mic.
My shack as of 06/2016
Been looking for one of these for some time that was in great shape and didnt cost an arm and a leg. This Drake TR-6 works GREAT and glad to add it to my collection.
Talking about a slick tuner...this is it, Palstar HF-Auto. Just key up the radio and the way it goes. No noisy relays either. Has stepper motors inside to turn the roller inductors and varible capacitors. Little on the high price but this will be the last tuner you will ever buy.
My new Drake TR-7 station with matching power supply along with the RV-7 VFO and MS-7 Speaker.
My AM station which consist of a Collins ART-13, Heathkit DX-100 & 100B, Hammarlund HQ-150 & HQ-145 with lots of mics to use on them.
My Collins ART-13 Transmitter with homemade Power Supply. Used widely in WWII and installed in the B-29 Bombers. Fully funcional and I operate it on 80 and 40 meters AM. It is said to be the very first automatic tuned transmitter. You flip a switch and the 5 dials on the bottom turns and once it is finished your ready to talk away. It's an AWESOME transmitter to play with. I use a Silver Eagle mic and a "Elvis" Shure 55 mic on it.
What a cool mic this is. I have a small collection of microphones and this is my favorite one to use. This is a U.S. Military Kellogg T-32 Candlestick microphone manufactured in the late 1920's. The cord and the element has been replaced with a hi-z element. The original element wouldn't work with these radios now a days. The cord was so brittle it had to be replaced.
Small collection of microphones I use on ALL my radios in the shack.
6 meter amplifier from a Heathkit SB-220. Does legal limit plus easily.
Drake L-4b in MINT condition. Power supply is replaced with a Peter Dahl
M2* 6m7 6 Meter Beam up 75FT. (NOT M SQUARE)*
On air flashing sign. Come from a 1980's radio station in California.
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