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Old 02-26-2009, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default I am hooked again

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.

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Old 02-26-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Now you remember the reason!

KU4OJ "Wade" Ships Captain, CFO, Chief Engineer
KG4DQQ "Kathy" 1st Officer, Navigator, Best Friend
2007 F-150 SuperCab - 2009 Rockwood 8280SS
Lot's of mostly Kenwood stuff

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Old 02-27-2009, 06:22 AM   #3
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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.

Jim ~ W4EWA
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:01 AM   #4
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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
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