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1963 - Novice

      Knight Kit R-100A

      Knight Kit T-60

      Knight Kit P-2 SWR/Power meter

1964 - December - GENERAL class station in basement

      Hammarlund HQ-170A

      HeathKit HX-10 Marauder

1966 - 1970

      US NAVY - ET2, operated amateur radio stations at the following Navy locations:

      NAS North Island, San Diego - WA6TBY (Tiny Broken YoYo)- 1966-1967

 

       When I left NAS North Island in 1967 to goto ET school, the Air Operations Electronics department I was in gave me a plaque.

      ET School at Treasure Island San Francisco - K6NCG - 1967

      GUAM - U.S Naval Communications Station - KG6AAY (All American Yankee) -1968-1969

      USS RANGER CVA-61  -  1969-1970

1975

      Built 1st home and anxious to get back on the air!

1976

      Hammarlund HQ-170A

      HeathKit HX-10 Marauder

      HeathKit HA-10 Warrior Linear

      Model 15 TTY

 

      My first TU (Terminal Unit) for RTTY was a homebrew ST5 by Irv Hoff who wrote the Mainline RTTY Demodulators for QST in 1965-1966 with torroid filter boards for 170 and 850 shift.

1977

      Yaesu FR-101

      Central Electronice CE-100V with FSK RTTY

      HAL ST-6000 for RTTY replaced ST5

1978

      From 1975 until 1984 I was a programmer using Assembly language.  Long before the PC became available, I wrote my own RTTY program in Assembly language using the CPM operating system on my IMSAI 8080 computer that was upgraded to a Z-80 CPU and it had external dual 8 inch 128KB floppy drives.  I used this RTTY software until 1985 when I got the PK-232MBX.

1985

      Kenwood TS-940S with AFSK RTTY using LSB

      Dentron MLA-2500

      The TU from Advanced Electronic Applications PAKRATT 232 model PK-232MBX replaced the ST-6000 and could copy PSK-232, ASCII, RTTY plus weather maps.

1987

      I installed my Hy-Gain TH7-DX tri-band beam, 7 elements on the Hy-Gain HG-54HD tower at my first house.  When I moved in 1993 the tower and the beam were taken down.  The tower set outside and the beam in the garage from 1993 until 2013.  The TH7-DX was restored in 2013 and put on the roof of my house.  The HG-54HD was restored in 2015 with a coat of Z.R.C. galvanizing paint compound, stainless steal cables, a new FULTON 2,500 lb. Automatic Brake Hoist Winch and a new Tower Base TB-54 for the Hy-Gain HG-54HD crank-up tower from MFJ.  The HG-54HD tower now has my RadioWavZ - Sentinel Barrett 160-6 meter Hex Beam installed on it.

1993 - 2011

      Inactive on Amateur radio

2012 - retirement and time to get back into Amateur Radio

      Icom 7600

      Tigertronics SignaLink USB

      Software Fldigi

         For antennas I started with the OCF80 that I purchased.  Since the OCF does not support 15m,  I  homebrewed up a 15m 1/2 wave Dipole with a 1:1 balun.  The dimensions were 55 feet 7 inches per side which makes it 5x the normal length of a 15m dipole.  It worked extremly well when 15m was open.

 

      Icom 7000 with homebrew rack plus...

            Comet CMX2300 twin SWR meters

          MFJ-4416B Battery Booster

          LDG IT-100 Autotuner

          West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4004U

          West Mountain Radio Super PWRgate PG-40S

          Tigertronics SignaLink USB

          Powerwerx 30A SS-30DV

2013

          Apache Labs - ANAN-100D

          ACOM 2000A

          PALSTAR HF-AUTO

          OpenHPSDR mRX software for my SDR radio with Fldigi for RTTY contesting

      

      Hy-Gain TH7-DX tri-band beam, 7 elements at 30 ft

      Hy-Gain T-2X Tailtwister Series II rotor with DCU-3 controller

 

      Hy-Gain TH7-DX tri-band beam, 7 elements SWR and Power Loss charts for 20m, 15m and 10m using the AIM UHF antenna Analyzer and exporting this data into the Excel program Zplots to give a detailed view per band.

2015

      RadioWavZ - Sentinel Barrett 160-6 meter Hex Beam at 30 ft

      NN4ZZ HexLock - WA8KHP installation pictures

      Hy-Gain HG-54HD tower 54 ft with GIN Pole for raising tower

       Hy-Gain T-2X Tailtwister Series II rotor with DCU-3 controller

      40M SWR and Power Loss for Hex Beam from the AIM UHF antenna Analyzer and Zplots Excel chart

      RadioWavZ - Sentinel Barrett 160-6 meter Hex Beam at 61 ft

RTTY Contest Awards:

My Field Day Adventures

      2014 - Upper Peninsula Michagan

      2015 - Vermont

Field Day - portable antennas & mast:

      Buddipole Deluxe Package plus extra elements for a 15m or 10m 2 element beam or a 6m 3 element beam.

      Tennis ball launcher CSV17 

      Vertical Antenna & Mast Kit 33 feet, plus a LOOP - horzitional Delta Loop full wave at a length of 276 feet and a 4:1 Current Balun 1-54MHz 5kW - #4114

My Antenna farm:

      RadioWavZ - Sentinel Barrett 160-6 meter Hex Beam

      Hy-Gain TH7-DX tri-band beam, 7 elements

      OCF80 - at 30 feet center and the ends supported by trees at about 50 feet.  I purchased this when I got back into Amateur radio in 2012

      OCF160 - at 54 feet with the center supported on the tower and the ends at 70 feet supported by trees.  After I purchased the AIM UHF antenna Analyzer and found the formulas for OCF antennas I homebrewed this using 4:1 Current Balun 1-54MHz 5kW - #4114

      LOOP - horzitional Delta Loop full wave at a length of 276 feet and a 4:1 Current Balun 1-54MHz 5kW - #4114 . Height 25 feet at balun, 50 feet and 70 feet.  No special wire lengths just using the trees! The formula for Full-Wave Loop Antenna Calculator

      15m 1/2 wave Dipole with a 1:1 balun - was used before I put up my TH7-DX.  The dimensions were 55 feet 7 inches per side which makes it 5x the normal length of a 15m dipole.  It worked extremly well when 15m was open.

 

Antenna Calculators:

      Dipole, Inverted V Antenna Calculator

      Full-Wave Loop Antenna Calculator

      Wire Antenna Calculator

Wire Antenna parts:

      Premium Antenna Wire DXE-ANTW-1000 FT

      4:1 Current Balun 1-54MHz 5kW - #4114

      Dipole Plate for Balun

      COAX

       Antenna Support Rope

      Alpha Delta End Insulators DELTA-CIN

      Wire Antenna End Insulators DXE-UWA-END-KIT

      Tennis ball launcher CSV17

Hardware:

      Apache Labs - Amateur Radio Products

      Hy-Gain TH7-DX tri-band beam, 7 elements

      Tower Base TB-54 for the Hy-Gain HG-54HD crank-up tower

      RadioWavZ - Sentinel Barrett 160-6 meter Hex Beam

      NN4ZZ HexLock

      FULTON 2,500 lb. Automatic Brake Hoist Winch

      Buddipole Deluxe Package

      Vertical Antenna & Mast Kit

      AIM UHF antenna Analyzer

      Zplots

      Z.R.C. galvanizing paint compound

      Kenwood Net Home Page

 

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