The Station at Home.
The station is localized at 20˚ 01' N and 75 ˚ 49' W at 25 meter above sea level on FL20CA locator.
Transceivers are: TS-520S
from KENWOOD, for 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and
10 meter bands,
on CW and SSB modes, 100 watt output, using a dynamic desk microphone from Kenwood model
MC-50, and a K-4 hand CW key made in China.
FT-80C from YAESU for all HF bands with a FP700 as power supply.
VHF FM Transceiver from ALINCO, for 2 meter band, power output
is 50 watt,
it can receive on 70 cm band.
IC-F610 UHF FM Transceiver from ICOM , for 430-440 mhz (32 channels). 25 watt output.
USB CINERGY TStick+ (PC receiver for DVB-T / DAB / DAB+) used as VHF/UHF SDR receiver.
SZURO ZS79-722/A duplexer modified as VHF/UHF diplexor for satellite operation.
Antennas: For HF bands are, a 1/4
wavelength ground-plane with 5 radials for 28 mhz, and 1/2 wave
direct fed dipoles in inverted V form for 21 mhz and 14 mhz.
For 144 mhz and 430 mhz bands am using a
1/2 wavelength dual band (VHF/UHF) dipole named
" Open Slave Vertical dipole " and a 5/8-Over-1/4 Collinear for UHF with a Physical Inductor (7.55 dbi).
Connected to the 70 cm collinear am using a low noise PR40 preamp from Ramsey .
HF antennas are using different 50 ohms coaxial cable. For VHF and UHF bands are low loss coax .
PC is a P5VD2 VM from ASUS with a 2.66 ghz Celeron. Softwares are CT 10.4, MixW 2.19,
W6ELPROP 2.70, Traksat 4.09, Logger32, Gpredict 1.4, WXtoimg 2.10.11, SDRsharp, and others.
The Ground system at home is
a pipe (7 foot lengthy and 3/4 inch of diameter) into the earth, applying
common salt and water to the soil around the pipe to reducing the soil electrical resistance.