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New station as of March 2017

My antenna bulkhead

New 40' tower replaced chimney mount for MA5B.

Current view from Google Earth.

A winter morning Jan. 02 2011

A winter morning Jan. 02 2011

A fall morning October 2014

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My main radio is an ICOM 7600 connected to a West Mountain Clear Speech digital speaker.  In addition I have the Expert 1.3K-FA 1.3KW  linear amp, Palstar HF-Auto 1500 tuner, microHAM micro Keyer II, MFJ-267 1500 watt dummy load/wattmeter, Bencher iambic keyer & straight key, Heil Goldline GM-4 mike mounted on the shock absorbing boom, Heil Pro set Plus, Heil PTT footswitch, Alinco DM-330MV power supply and PS50SWIII 50 amp switching power supply connected to a MFJ-1126 power distribution strip. Yaesu  G-2800DXA, with a Idiom Press serial controller,  turns a Mosley S-33 yagi with 40, 20 & 17 meters and a Cushcraft A505S 5 element 6 meter beam. These antennas are on a 50' aluminum Universal tower and a 10' aluminum mast. The Yaesu G-800DXA, with MDS RC-1 serial controller, turns a Cushcraft MA5B 20 thru 10 meters beam which includes WARC bands, this is mounted on a 40' aluminum Universal tower. I also have a Hy-Gain AV-680 vertical 80 thru 6 meters . I also have a Yaesu FT-7800 dual band connected to a MFJ-281 clear tone speaker, Yaesu VX-7R three band handheld and a couple of Motorola CB handhelds for non ham use. Most of the antenna switching is done through my Expert amp and Palstar. I also have an Elecraft KX3 with auto tuner, 2M option and roofing filter. Not shown is my Buddipole deluxe I use with the KX3. I also have a Davis weather station with internet link, the anemometer mounted 40' up the tower. Test equipment include a Tektronix 465B oscilloscope with DM 44 multimeter.

I hope to replace the ARRL map on the wall with a flat screen TV approximately 36 to 38 inches. I keep watching for sales and used units. I would like to display my DX Atlas on the large screen as well as watch TV when nothing else is going on.

My 1995 Mazda truck with Radio

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My mobile rig is a Yaesu FT-857D feeding a ATAS-120 antenna system. I also have an LDG SWR / Watt meter design to plug into the head of the transceiver, much easier to read at night.

 
bullet FT-857D Operating manual    4.82 megs
bullet FT-857D_technical_supplement    13.1 megs,/a>
bulletFT-897D brochure    1.74 meg
bullet ATAS-120_installation and operating instructions    109 KB
bullet ATAS-120_technical supplement    428 KB