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ANTENNA FARMING IN MY LIVING ROOM

THIS AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 9th

ASSEMBLING THE NEW PORTABLE VERTICAL 

PURCHASED AT THE RICHMOND, VA, "FROSTFEST" HAMFEST

LAST WEEKEND 

 THE TRUE ART OF ANTENNA FARMING ON THE 

FRONT LAWN!!!!!!!!!  WHAT A HOOT!!!!!!!

MS. KITTY LAYING OUT ONE OF THE THREE RADIALS

 THREE RADIALS AND A LONG LENGTH OF RG-8X TO 

THE RADIO ROOM AND ... WOW ... I'VE BEEN HOLDING COURT

ON 20 METER SSB AND OF COURSE 20 CW

A VERTICAL OUT IN THE OPEN WORKS FANTASTIC

 

 

Happy New Year 2018

New Stuff in the Shack for more quality QRM!!!

Enjoying the latest offering from Icom

IC-7610

Along with the new how about a blast from the past

Vintage DenTron DTR-2000L featuring the mighty 8877/3CPX1500 in the final

1500 watts to the wire DenTron style

Eimac 8877

 

up-date: August 16, 2017

TO THIS DAY, EVEN AFTER 60 YEARS OF HAMMING AND QRMMING, I ENJOY SLINGIN SOLDER AND

HOME BREWING QRO MACHINES

Please have a look at one of my latest builds

Single Eimac YC-257 (8877) in Class AB1, SSB and Class C, CW ... Easy drive for a KW

The Eimac, YC-257 triode is a heavy duty MRI version of the 3CPx1500 (8877)

There is a switch on the rear to change from Class AB1 for SSB to Class C in CW operation

3600 VDC is ideal for the YC-257 in grounded grid ​

 

 

UP-DATE AUGUST 12, 2017

WELL I MUST SAY MY DESIRE TO RESERECT SOME OF THE OLDI GOODIES HAS BROUGHT ME

ICOM SOLID STATE  

WHERE ARE THE THERMONIC DEVICES? NO TUBES!!!

 JUST COMPLETED A REFERISHMENT OF THE MIGHTY ICOM IC-720a  

HAVIN A BLAST WITH THIS MODERN DEVICE

ONLY ABOUT 40 YEARS OLD!

Hi Hi

BOTH SSB AND CW

 

VINTAGE RADIO IN OPERATION ... DECEMBER 28, 2016

THE AMAZING ALL TIME VINTAGE BEST

COLLINS KWM-2 AND COMPANION 30L1 AMPLIFIER

STABLE AND ACCURITE ANALOG READOUT

EXPLOSIVE DYNAMICS ON BOTH RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT 

4/811A'S COLLINS 30L1 JAMMIN AT 800 WATTS PEP OUTPUT

ABSOLUTE HAM RADIO FUN!!!

NOTHING LIKE AN M2!!!!!

 

VINTAGE RADIO IN OPERATION ... NOVEMBER 5, 2016

THE MIGHTY KENWOOD TS-520s

with the 

Memphis Blue Classic Microphone

SURE IS A TREAT TO OPERATE WITH THE RITUAL OF DIPPIN AND LOADIN THE FINAL ... HI HI

GOTTA LOVE THIS HAM RADIO STUFF!!!!!!

 

NEW HAM RADIO STUFF .... October 3, 2016

Memphis Blues from W4USR

Memphis Blue Classic Microphone

Amazing Audio with plenty of Drive

Warm Vacuum Tube Sound of the 40's and 50's

 

NEW HAM RADIO STUFF .... July 31, 2016

I simply had to find out what all the hoopla was about

ICOM IC-7300 PLAYIN IT'S HEART OUT ON THE GUD OLE 20 METER BAND

 

 

Home Brew 

Companion Amplifier for the IC-7300

single 572B Amplifier at 350 watts output

Compact Deck w/External 1700 VDC Power Supply

A REAL EASY TO READ GAUGE!!

 

NEW STUFF FOR CW SENDIN .. May 14, 2016

THE NEW VIZ VERTICAL BUG .... LOVE IT!!!!!

sure works great with the vertical antenna!!!!!  Hi Hi

NEWS FLASH

Greetings.  This evening, May 10th, 2016,  I put back up the lil ole MFJ 10',  model 1795 vertical.  I had such a blast with this short vertical last summer  ... well considering I lost my 40 meter Delta Loop last week in a hail storm ... thought about the 10 foot RF radiator.  Here you go .. have a look.  It seems to be workin once again.  Run 800/900 watts from the rebuilt vintage Heathkit Warrior, HA-10 to this 10' stick and away we go.  Nottin but Ham Radio fun!!!

The 10' sky-warmer vertical, model #1795, from MFJ in my backyard garden.  Amazing the darn thing actually performs rather well.  I do have a ton of buried radials helping the cause.  Great fun indeed!  Listen for me on 20 and 40 CW and SSB providing 10 foot of quality QRM!!!#%)**&%%!%^&*(*&*()(*&CQ de  W4USR

Greetings.  Today is April, 11th, 2016 ..... Have a look at the latest "boat-anchor" playing its heart out on 40 meter SSB.  A mighty RF blast from the past ... up and running after a rebuild is the HEATHKIT WARRIOR HA-10 featuring 4/811A's in all their glory.  

LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!

Mercury vapor rectifiers glowin and hummin providing a solid 800 watts key down and 900 watts PEP on side-band

I gotta tell ya ... this guy is heavy ... 90 pounds of quality QRM makin stuff!!!!!

Nothing like a quad of 811A's to let the world know "Big-Time Radio" W4USR is on  the air!!!!

 

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Well today is January 23rd and we are snow bound here in Cary, North Carolina.  A great oportunity to fire up my latest vintage treasure.  Donna (xyl) calls my vintage boat-anchores ... CLUNKERS!!!!  Well I've been soldering and modifing and now the mighty Swan Cygnet 260 lives again.  Pure analog operator control ... no AGC and no ALC .... what a hoot.  I must say this is now one beutiful sounding radio.  

LATEST "CLUNKER" OPERATING BOTH SSB AND CW ON 40 AND 20 

THE MIGHTY SWAN CYGENT 260 

OPERATING 0N 40 SSB JANUARY 23, 2016

 

SMOOTH HF BAND CRUISER SWAN 260 FROM 1969

 

On Friday, September 18th I fired up my dear ole friend ... the Johnson Viking Courier "Fire-Breather" pair of 572B's.  I converted this vintage Viking Courier to a grounded grid class AB linear amplifier nearly 20 years ago.  It has been lonley sitting on the self for the last few years.  I performed a routine maintence today inside and out and away we go at 600+ watts output.  I truly believe this 70 pound classic will run for ever.  Great fun indeed!!!!!!!!

JOHNSON VIKING COURIER

I enjoy rebuilding and operating vintage gear

 The mighty home-brew 4-400 amplifier driven by the Top Secret- 990... A cool kilowatt with ease on June 10, 2015

Single 4-400 (4PR/4-400 pulse rated) home-brew running in triode class AB with 5KV on the plate ... roller inductor go anywhere amplifier

The Kenwood 990 driving the 4-400 on 7035 CW running a cool KW to the Delta Loop.  The bug is hand made by K4VIZ

JULY 12, 2015

I just love experimentings with antennas in just about all forms.  Have a look at my new combo 30 and 40 meter back yard whip.  The antenna is one of the MFJ #1979 seventeen (17') foot telescopic whips attached to my home brew base loading network.

Silver plated Collins 30S1 LF tank coil from the Raleigh Hamfest a few years ago.  I knew some day I would have a need for a Collins 30S1 tanl coil Hi Hi Love HamFests!!!!

The "L" network is tuned for 8.5 Mhz resonance.  A middle grounnd between the 40 and 30 meter band.  The auto tuner to the left transformes this guy to 50 ohm on either the 30 or 40 meter bands.  Hey, the darn thing is working "BIG-TIME"  What a blast.  A 17 foot stick in the back garden and workin the world!!!!!!  Love this stuff!!!!!!   Hi Hi  Look for me on 30 CW and 40 SSB as well as CW with the mighty whip.

Recently put some 572B output tubes in the lil ole Amertron AL-811 amplifier.  Running on 240 VAC and I gotta tell ya this guy up and boggies.  800 watts all day long.  

Purchased the 572B's at the Raleigh HamFest in May.  Another HamFest score.  Love it!

The 10 foot signal launcher in the garden

Testing out a new 10 foot, four band vertical.  MFJ #1795 ... only 10' tall!!!!! What a hoot.  Holding court on 14.240 this afternoon June 15, 2015

Amazing fun vertical with an extensive ground system ... 10' active vertical

Remote home brew antenna switching network  and 1500 watt HF auto tuner

It's vintage radio time on 20 meters with the mighty Hallicrafters SR-160 ... LOVE IT!!!!!

Just having a blast with the mighty 1963 Hallicrafters SR160 driving the Loudenboomer.  Thanks for the QSO 

73,

Dennis Had  W4USR

 

JUNE 7TH FIRED UP THE 4X1 ...... 

RUNNING THE HOME BREW 4-1000 WITH THE HALLICRAFTERS SR-160 AT 1500 WATTS

 

A LITTLE MORE VOLTAGE THAN YOUR "RUN OF THE MIL"  9 VOLT BATTERY   Hi Hi

Operating the "Mighty" Galaxy 5 MKll on 40 meter SSB and CW 

June 2, 2015

I enjoy restoring and operating Thermonic device (tube) gear 

Purchased my first Galaxy 5 MKll up in Cleveland, Ohio in 1968 

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane  Hi Hi

Love this stuff Hi Hi

C U on the Radio

W4USR

Lots of vintage fun at hand

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