Basically little HF at the current time. See the contest
write-ups on my main page for current station configuration.
My VHF / UHF setup consists of the following. It seems to have evolved to this point from contesting and chasing DX on the VHF and Microwave bands.
This always is in flux as I try new radios and setups.
144 & 432 MHz Setup....
144-432 MHz - FT-1000MP as the IF radio, SSB Electronics Transverters
- LT2S-Mark II and LT70S
50-222 MHz - FT-1000MP as the IF radio, SSB Electronics Transverter on 50 Mhz
- LT6S, DEMI Transverter on 222 MHz
50 and 222 MHz....
902/3-1296 MHz- T-817
IF radio, SSB Electronics Transverters LT33LP and LT230S
902 and 1296 MHz....
2304-3456 MHz - FT-817 IF
radio, DB6NT transverters mast mounted at the antennas
5.7 and 10 GHz - FT-817 IF
radios and then DB6NT Transverters mounted at the dishes
222 thru 10 GHz side of the
M2 6M5 - 5 element 6 Meter yagi - 69 feet
Two M2 2M9SSB - 9 element yagis for 2 Meters, 9.5 feet stacking distance with M2 power divider
M2 2225WL - 15 element 1.25 cm yagi
M2 4329WL - 28 element 70 cm yagi
902 MHz - Two Directive Systems 47 Element Loopers vertically stacked one over the other
1296 MHz - Two Directive Systems 55 Element Loopers vertically stacked one over the other
2304 MHz - Two Directive Systems 76 Element Loopers vertically stacked one over the other
3456 MHz - Two Directive Systems 112 Element Loopers vertically stacked one over the other
5.7 GHz - 60CM Directive Systems Dish and Copper
Mast mounted preamp for the 23 cm unit has its
DC fed up the coax from the built in transverter sequencer.
TE Systems 0552G 350 watt linear amp for 50 MHz
TE Systems 1452G 350 watt linear amp for 144 MHz
Teletec 180 watt linear amp for 222 MHz
Teletec 150 watt linear amp for 432 MHz
Converted solid state amp (28VDC) 250 watts for 902 MHz
SSB Electronics TLA1274 100 watt linear amp for 1296 MHz
Two 70 amp 12V DC Astron Supplies,
one 25A - 28V Astron Supply
Custom digital volt meter assembly
to measure monitor output from the 2304/3456 MHz transverters and amps.
Color LCD voltage and current
monitor on the 12V supplies, works great to see power and voltage status!
Custom rig switcher for phones, PTT,
microphone, CW Keyer....made from old parallel port switches
DL2AM 30 watt linear amp mast mounted at antennas for 2304 MHz
DB6NT 15 watt linear amp mast mounted at antennas for 3456 MHz
2.3 and 3.4 GHz Transverters
DL2AM 16 watt linear amp mounted with the 10 Ghz
transverter at the dish
DL2AM 16 watt linear amp mounted
with the 5.7 Ghz
transverter at the dish
5.7 & 10 GHz Band Boxes
For FM - Kenwood
Dual Bander with VHF /
UHF FM yagis, mounted on the dish tower - The FM gets very little use....
Old Junky Cushcraft R7000 dummy load
StepperIR - Big IR Vertical for HF -
put up in fall / winter of 2004
The antennas for 50 MHz thru 3.4 GHz are mounted on a US Towers HDX555 crank-up tower. The
top of the tower has a 21' cromally mast, which extends 17 feet above the top of
the tower. Tower #2 is a MA-40 crank-up mast with the 5.7 and 10 GHz
dishes. Also on the crossboom are yagis for 146 and 440 FM use.