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Rig: Kenwood TS-590SG / 100 Watts, as of January 2016
Previously: TS-430S

Antenna: OCF (80-6)(primary) or Multiband (40-10) dipole

Tuner: LDG AT200Pro II autotuner.

Software: Logger32 / Fldigi / JT65-HF HB9HQX-Edition

Logger32 is fantastic!!!

This is the station setup with the old TS430S in a small oak shelf unit I made to keep it all neat.

I mostly use a straight key, specifically, the home made key I made in August 2015! Although I'm a long time wood worker, this was my first time machining. The base is wenge, an interesting hardwood!

I also have my original novice key, the cheapo Japanese model with the 'ball bearing' trunnion. I also have a Navy flameproof and a WT 8-Amp made by Brunnell. I have a Vibroplex paddle and an El-Key paddle. Only about 400 of the El-Key paddle's were made during a four year period.

my home made straight key

My home made key. My first time doing any machining.

The current setup showing the computer with the new TS590SG now replacing the TS430S.

About Me

I am an SKCC member, NR 14139 as of 6/24/2015. As of 12/20/2015, now a Centurian - 14139C. As of 4/2/16 I'm now a Tribune, 14139T.

I am an electrical engineer and have worked for GE and Westinghouse. I currently teach engineering at my alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (class of '79 and '80).

I am also a professional photographer mainly shooting portraits and weddings: MJAndersonPhotography.com


The TS-590 Family Resources Page ~~~ The one-stop source of information on the Kenwood TS-590 Family.

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