ZS Hot or Not: Communications edition (Pics & Links)

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Communications edition (Pics & Links)

Post by Jag-Stang » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:08 pm

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Post by bigfoot » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:23 pm

Here is my small monitoring & ham "shack" at the moment. L to R: Icom R20, V80, and R6.

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Post by mattltm » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Here is my "portable" (as in, can carry a short distance from a car) set up. Complete HF, VHF, and UHF station for 2 operators with cross band repeater capability. Totally self contained with 14Ah worth of power built in plus another 2 x 110Ah deep cycle batteries available.

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Post by buck85 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:37 pm

It is spring cleaning time, will have list and picts soon!!!!!
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Post by wipeout » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:58 am

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In use w/o shelter
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In 'transport' mode
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Fun, huh?

Beautiful country, where's that at?

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Post by crystal river charlie » Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 am

Some of my stuff.
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Post by Shiloh » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:39 pm

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Well it's not much, but I got my first set up.

Baofeng BF-F8+
Nagoya 771
Cheapo mic

Now to just wait for the FCC authorization and my call sign to show up on the database.
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Post by buck85 » Tue May 05, 2015 8:57 am

crystal river charlie wrote:Some of my stuff.
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Post by teotwaki » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:22 pm

Portable operations in the local national forest running at 10 watts on the Elecraft KX3's internal NiMH batteries.

The antenna is a 10/20/40 meter lightweight (3.5 oz) and low power end fed at 41' long. The KX3's internal tuner has no problem matching up to it.

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Post by Sailor » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:59 pm

I have had pretty good NVIS results from that Par Endfedz with both ends at about 10-15 feet.

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Communications edition (Pics & Links)

Post by Neville » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:22 pm

Here's mine. Haven't spent a lot of time working with it, most of my efforts have been focused on getting a setup I feel I can work with and that the wife can tolerate having in the house. The desk and shelf (on the right) is an Ikea combo unit. The wall and corkboard behind the desk I manufactured and it serves as a sort of room-divider. It was a bit of an effort to get the wainscoting stained to match the Ikea desk. I think it ended up being a mix of mahogany and black over a coat of that softwood stain-evener stuff. Came out ok I think. There are holes in the shelf on the wall for cords because I will eventually have other gear positioned there. Thinking ahead.

I'm sure the radio buffs need no rundown on the gear but the xmiter on the bottom right is a Hallicrafters HT-37 which is a companion for the HT-41 linear amp on the top shelf. The rig on the middle shelf is a Heathkit SB-104b and the receiver front and center is a Hallicrafters S-108 with matching speaker.

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Yes, I like the old iron and the warm glow of tubes. FWIW my winter project is going to be getting a SDR put together that can be controlled via a Raspberry Pi - firmly bringing my humble station into the 21st century.

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Re: ZS Hot or Not: Communications edition (Pics & Links)

Post by teotwaki » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:47 am

Pix from a radio "expedition" a while back in Death Valley http://suntothenorth.blogspot.com/2011/ ... nuary.html

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ladder line feeding an HF dipole
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Power distribution from the trailer's batteries
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Bunch of radios from before I had the KX3
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