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KB1NXE
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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2012, 11:43:41 AM »

And Mine can be seen here:

http://www.qrz.com/db/KB1NXE
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KB3CDA
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« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2012, 01:33:49 PM »

First HF station for me

http://www.kb3cda.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2012-05-06-15.21.04.jpg
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HT: Yaesu VX-7R
Mobile: Yaesu FT-7800R
Antenna: Arrow II Satellite
NT6U
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« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2012, 05:23:19 PM »

   My always changing something radio room, and my inexpensive home made antennas system. http://www.qrz.com/db/nt6u
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VE3FMC
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« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2012, 04:51:40 PM »


Very simple, neat and very functional too Smiley
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W2WDX
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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2012, 04:53:05 PM »

This is the station that resides at my electronics restoration shop. Of course, it's all vintage gear and truly museum quality. It changes often but this is the most recent incarnation I have an image of. Currently, it doesn't have the Yaesu FT-301 station or the Johnson Viking II-CDC/6n2 transmitters with matching VFO's. These have been replaced with a Clegg Zeus/Interceptor-B pair and a B&W 5100B/51-SB combo. Very soon it will also have a fully restored Gates M-5078 SW AM Transmitter, and a Gates BC-1T Broadcast AM transmitter converted for 160m and 80m. There is an article for the restoration of the smaller Gates here: Gates M-5078 Restoration. We haven't started the restoration and conversion of the BC-1T yet, but a similar article will follow once we get that project rolling. Here's the image:

The Vintage Station

The antenna systems at this station were a 160m receiving horizontal sky loop laid out in a nearly perfect circle at an elevation of 70' above ground, a 160' inverted-V doublet fed with 12ga. ladderline at 90' above ground at the feedpoint and 65' at the ends. This is tuned by a Johnson Kilowatt Matchbox; a true balanced 3000W PEP tuner. Also 2m and 6m phased horizontal loop pairs for VHF at 75' elevation, one pair of loops for each band.

And yes ... that is a Hewlett-Packard Spectrum Analyzer being used for station monitoring, along with the Yaesu 301 scope (which I still use). Am I concerned about spectral purity? I live in the NIMBY suburbs of New York, so hell yes!

The hard part of vintage stations like this is getting the control, muting and antenna changeover working in such a way that you can use any transmitter and receiver combination. I used a control panel with several industrial relays, the internal antenna chage-over relay in the Johnson Matchbox, and the manual antenna switches to select which transmitter was sent to the Matchbox. Basically, all I had to do was select which transmitter was sent to to the tuner and everything else was automatic. The receivers were connected to muting on the relay board and fed by the horizontal sky-loop via a TMC Antenna Multi-coupler. It's a shame I do not have an image of the relay board, but the TMC can be seen underneath the Johnson Matchbox as well as the transmitter selection and amplifier bypass switching board above.

All coaxial cables are Times Micro. LMR-400. The doublet uses 12ga ladder-line. The station had a very substantial grounding scheme; here is an image of that as it was going in-place. The switching system was not inline at this time but was eventually located just above where this image was taken, on the wall hidden behind the gear..

The grounding being installed.
Grounding transition point & the Coax cables.



This was the last station I had at home. Currently I just have the work station.

My Last In-Home Station, circa 2001

John, W2WDX
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NK7Z
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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2012, 06:30:31 AM »

Any chance you know what a B&W 6100 is worth?  Almost new condx.
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For reviews and setups see: http://www.nk7z.net
WB4IUY
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« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2012, 07:21:52 AM »

Minke is kinda documented on my webpage at www.WB4IUY.net .

Dave WB4IUY
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NI0Z
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« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2012, 08:05:07 AM »

Here is the latest incarnation of the station, the major changes are the rearranging of the equipment on the rack and the addition of the IC7000K as a digital station.  Switching to mix and match the antennas was definitely a major upgrade as well.  You might like the way the switching diagram is setup, it was extremely helpful to me in reducing the number of switches and cables.  Info is at the link provided.

http://roaringstar.com/index.php/articles/58-rack-rebuild-3
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KC9NRN
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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2012, 06:44:47 PM »

Here is a picture of my shack... forgive the frequency shonw but there was an actual QSO going on!  Shocked

http://files.qrz.com/n/kc9nrn/Shack.JPG
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VA3KBC
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« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2012, 06:35:57 PM »

Downloaded the software from Ustream and have my station live feed.


http://www.ustream.tv/channel/va3kbc

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KC0KEK
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« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2012, 07:02:09 PM »


Small world. I grew up in New York but lived in KC for nine years. Where in NY did you go to high school? I went to Longwood, which is on Long Island.
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K0JEG
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« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2012, 06:59:31 AM »

Here is a picture of my shack... forgive the frequency shonw but there was an actual QSO going on!  Shocked

http://files.qrz.com/n/kc9nrn/Shack.JPG

Love the nixie tube clock! Did you get the gps option with it?
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KE0ZU
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« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2012, 08:56:16 PM »

I've swapped out, a number of radios, mostly vintage gear.   At the link page there are several  sub albums on the navigation bar on the right side.

Here is what the station looks like now days.
http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv62/mikeinkcmo/Radios/Station%20KE0ZU/Feb2012.jpg
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VA3KBC
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« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2012, 10:35:12 AM »

Updated my antennas adding a 62' self support tower and added new items to the shack.
VA3KBC

http://www.qrz.com/db/VA3KBC
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