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My PEEEEEE Bottle.

Don't worry, it is new, only used once..... To make the Balun that is. cheeky

First contact was made last year into Rhodes Island on 80 Meters at 5/8 while on a houseboat Docked by an

island on Pigeon Lake, part of the Kawartha lakes system in Ontario Canada. Go further down to see the house boat.

Going toan island on the house boat, running a VHF/UHF J-Pole made with ladder line

hooked up to a grappling pole secured with velcro. Smart eh?.

Here is the house boat docked at the Island, cables coming out from the driver window for the

HF Pee Bottleand the J-pole hoisted up in atree. First contact made was with a station in

Rhodes Island at 59 on 25 Watts.

Sorry, didn't dawn on me to take pictures of this. Never thought I would be posting on QRZ.

The new and improved PEEEEE Bottle, now with BNC connectors

for quick change of antenna wire lengths When I am in he bush running my Yaesu FT-817 running QRPEEEEE.

Again, new, only used once. Containg no PEE... smiley

The Backpack, My portable communications center in the makings with the Yaesu FT-857D.

Also the reason behind the "PEEEEE Bottle" enlightened

I wanted to have as little weight as possible when this thing is on my back.

Backpack Finished product sporting the Yaesu FT-817.

Also now with LED light for night operation.

Oh so sad. PEEEE Bottle doesn't like UV rays.

As like the original, the new improved Peeeee Bottle developed cracks

didn't seem to want to last much longer. broken heart

Now the Balun has been transplanted into a "BLUE BOX" smiley

that seems to be more solid and less delicate, and very easy to install.

You don't know how hard and time consuming it was to put that ferrite ring into a PEEEEEE Bottle.

Testing the New Balun in my prune tree, about ten feet off the ground, making its first contact into Pittsburg

on 40 Meters at a 5/9. yes

The test was being done with the Backpack using the Yaesu FT-857D on 25 Watts.

I hooked up my netbook on there with an inverter, and every thing is running off the

battery in the Backpack. ( 12V 12 Ah SLA ) hooked up to foldable solar panels giving

me around 80 Watts of power. Totally off the grid operation.

And here is the panels, bought from EBay.

Now I am all set for bush operation and emergency communication.


Here is the backpack setup while vacationing at a cottage.

Below is my Ladder line J pole up in a pine tree.

Here is the Blue Box hooked up for HF operation.

Notice the solar panels hooked up to my boat. I forgot to bring the battery charger, so had to improvise

by using the panel that charges the radio battery.

Here is the Backpack, hooked up and communication on 7.194 Mhz.

How did I get all them cables into the cottage area with out leaving gaps for them nasty oL

bugs to come in and Dine on you?

Comet has a patch cable that will do the job. I present to you, the "CometCTC-50M".

I have two, one for HF the other for VHF /UHF.


I wanted a stand for my Yaesu FT-817ND, when I am not using it in the backpack, but can't justify spending the cash

on somthing I wouldn't be using much.

Well, the idea hit me when I looked at some wire coat hangers.

Get a wire coat hanger and bend to shape, I have now saved my self a few bucks.

Thought I would share this with all you 817 lovers.

Here We have a VHF/UHF antenna I made with a welding rod and a PL-259 giving me

a match of 1,5 SWR on both bands.


This is my Yaesu FT-817 that I am using in my Mobile putting out a Whopping 5 WATTS.

Talked all over the place with it. I use it in the Mobile for ease of use. plug it in and go,

take it out, throw it in my jacket pocket and go, to the park bench, bush or toilet, there i go. :-)

Here is the antenna system I use. Way in the front is an OKEK HVT-400 works on

80, 40, 20, 17, 10 Meters and a Diamond tri bander at the back that gives me the

VHF/UHF/50Mhz band. Swapped out the Welding rod and am using that as a backup.

Here again is my Yaesu FT-817 With a little kicker that gives me a boost up to 25 WATT after some had complained

about life being too short for QRP. But I did get a 59 + report from some people on 5 WATTS, so I know it works well

With the 5 when conditions are good. I have been on all bands with it, from 160 to 10 Meters. Have not done 6 or 60 yet.

Also you can see I have a Wouxun KG-UVD1P dual bander with a heat set, so I can work HF, VHF and UHF.


I Wanted to ride my motorcycle to enjoy the summer and save some gas on the way to work.

Well, mostly to save some gas, but how do I do the NET that I am on in the morning and

evening travels to kill the monotony being stuck and stewing on the highway?

My HT, my Throat Mic and my HOME MADE Dual bander made from a strand of

regular house 10 guage wire.

Choose the repeater, lock the buttons and put it in the saddle bag.


I am getting my equipment ready for a trip to the bush in Thunderbay next month.

There will be no Phones, No repeaters, and Sat phone don't work very well.

But HF works, so trying to get Winlink to work on QRP.

So Far, this is how I have tings setup.

Th Backpack with the signalink. And BTW, I also have a 400W inverter in there that gives me 120 Volts. :-)


Antenna Mounted on a tent pole supported by Dacron cords.

THe Solar Panel that folds up and fits into the Back Pack. I can operate any where now. :-)









Thanks for checking out my QRZ page. Feel free to leave a comment on what you see. 73.

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