The Ham Shack, circa 2015-2017

Ham Shack Photographs and Descriptions

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Remote Hams Interface

Photographs, Station

This is my station in 2015-2017. I have successfully migrated the main rig from my IC-756 PRO-III to my Elecraft line SDR.

  

Elecraft KX3 QRP SDR Radio, 160-6 Meters

Elecraft KXPA100, 100W Amplifier

Elecraft KPA500, 500W Ampflifier

Elecraft KAT500, 500W Antenna Tuner

SDR Software User Interface, Win4K3 Suite, Internet URL: http://www.va2fsq.com

 

2nd View of Station

 

I still maintain an ICOM radio setup for HF digital work and for 2 Meter VHF and 2M/440MHz FM.

The radios include the ...

ICOM 756 PRO-III (160-6M), 746PRO (160-2M), and the

Yaesu FT-8800R (V/UHF) and FT-817 QRP (160-2M, 440MHz).

 

My current antennas includes:

Antenna Type Bands Covered (with Antenna Tuners)

160m full size dipole

80m, 60m, 20m

End Fed 80m Half Wave Dipole

80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
40/30m full size vertical 40m, 30m
20m full size vertical 20m, 17m
6m MOXON beam 6m
2m, 4 element horizontal beam 2m
2m/440MHz vertical 2m, 3/4m

 

Vendor URL links:

DX Engineering DXE 4030VA-1, https://www.dxengineering.com/

MyAntenna EFHW-8010-1k, http://myantennas.com/wp/product/efhw-8010/;

LNR, R600 Tuner,  http://www.lnrprecision.com/endfedz/;

Arrow Antennas, Model  GP 146/440 Ground Plane, http://www.arrowantenna.com ;

Par Electronics, Model SM-50 MOXON, 6m beam, http://www.parelectronics.com/stress-moxon.php .

 

I also have the DX Engineering 8-port, RF switch remotely installed to select antennas using one feedline.

 

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Photographs, Antennae

Here are some photographs of the installation.

 

 

Antenna Field (Left to Right)

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DXE4030VA1, 60 Radials, Vertical (40m/30m)

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DXE COM-20VA. 20 Radials, LDG R600 Autotuner at Base (Optimzed for 20m through10m)

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MyAntennas EFHW8010, End Fed Dipole (80m-10m, all bands)

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Dipole, 160m (160m)

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Bird House (No Antenna -- YET!)

 

 

 

 

 

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Wiring Diagram, RF Cables

 

 

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Remote Hams Interfaces

 

 

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