View Full Version : I am hooked again

02-26-2009, 04:14 PM
First QSO on the new rig

Strung up the G5RV Jr temp mast in inverted v and worked w4np on 40m

Man I forgot how exciting this can be.

73's KB5LJE

02-26-2009, 04:52 PM
Now you remember the reason!

One Country Boy
02-27-2009, 06:22 AM
That's great Mike, glad it's working for you. The 2000 is a great radio. I need to get busy and put up my 75 meter double bazooka. Ready to try it out.

02-27-2009, 09:01 AM
I do admit I got kind of ... Less interested.. I mean for 38 years I was a Tech or Tech + and only used VHF, then VHF/UHF FM, never did any sideband work and only rare CW. Never any HF work at all.. Then I retired, Went to Dayton, Did the paper upgrade to General, got a TS-2000, found it could transmit where I should not (Unlike my Yesau FT-51R) Upgraded to Extra (That's one way to fix that problem :) , The best way in fact) and discovered DIGITAL HF RADIO.

Now let me describe the Digital station:
Thinkpad feeds a HOME MADE (Ah the spirit of ham radio) Interface feeding the TS-2000, running usually about 30 watts (I"m told I can go 50 but like to keep it down) feeding the KAT-1 auto-tuner feeding about 100 Feet of wire, runs from the bolt on top of the KAT to a pine tree over the ridge of the house and a maple in the front yard gets the nylon anchor line (At some point long about the sidewalk the wire turns into nylon.

I'm working the world

How do I feel... Well.. Do you remember when you were a kid.. In the candy store?

Yup, that's it