Tag: Antenna

QRO – Alpha 78

Posted on June 5, 2011 in Ham Radio by KG2V
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The shack upgrade is basically complete About 2 weeks ago, I purchased a freshly retubed Alpha-78, which I installed today in place of my SB-230 Now, there are some things I actually LIKE about my SB-230, and I think I’m going to keep it around, as it’s still outputting rated power from it’s admittedly rare […]

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New Antennas

Posted on May 16, 2011 in Ham Radio by KG2V
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Well, the Alpha Delta DX-EE is gone. Oh, it wasn’t a BAD antenna, (in fact I liked it), but I got the chance to put up a beam and a rotary dipole I now have a Force12 C3SS and a D140. No, the neighbors are NOT happy In the last 5 days, I’ve worked SIX […]

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Shack Updates

Posted on August 3, 2009 in Computers,Ham Radio by KG2V

Well, I never have gotten the beam up. Two years later, it’s still sitting in the yard. I can’t find anyone to install it, because no one waht the liability of bolting it to the roof. I might just have to save up, and out up say a 40 ft crankup in the yard. One […]

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Alpha Delta DX-EE – and the Rotor

Posted on April 25, 2007 in Ham Radio by KG2V
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Yesterday, I ended up having to take the day of to take Dad to the MD (HE has cancer now too), so I did some work on the antennas I took down my Mini-G5RV, and replaced it with a Alpha Delta DX–EE. Based upon some testing, it seems like a LOT better antenna, so I’m […]

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Been a while

Posted on March 26, 2007 in Contesting,Ham Radio by KG2V

Since the last time I posted, life has been busy with NON ham stuff – 20 or so QSOs this year! I did wire up the Ham IV, and found that the position sender doesn’t work, and I’ve been SO busy I have not had time to send it out to Norm’s to be rebuilt […]

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Well, MOST of the parts are here

Posted on December 29, 2006 in Ham Radio by KG2V

So, the coax and rotor cables are here. I’m waiting on my Cal-Aero balun (should be here today – I hope – Tuesday at worst) and believe it or not, new pins for the AMP connector for my rotor. Yes, my Ham IV is old enough to have the AMP commector. Tomorrow, I’ll probably put […]

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Posted on December 21, 2006 in Ham Radio by KG2V
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Well, I’ve ordered the Glen Martin rooftop mount form my beam – a MP-33 which needs 2 parts (on order). The rotor (a Ham IV) is in the garage, and the mast and thrust bearing arrived today. Next week, I’ll order the coax, and the rotor cable, and I should be good to go I […]

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The Beam

Posted on October 19, 2006 in Ham Radio by KG2V

Last night, I got a call from Pete (W2IRT) – “XF4 is on the air and LOUD”. I get on the air – just a whisper – below ESP level. Man I HAVE to get my beam up. I talked with my XYL – she has given me the OK as my Christmas Gift. Yea! […]

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