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My Ham Station and Computer Room July 23

Paul and his Ham Station

My Ham Station and Computer Room July 212

Ham Station 2012


At home, my main radio is a Yaesu FT-897D, for all mode use on 16 through UHF.

I live in a Condo so I have all my antennas in my attic.

For HF I use a MFJ-969 Tuner which feeds my gutter for 160, 80, and 40 meters.

For 17, 1, and 6 meter, I have a home made spider dipole in my attic.

For a vertical 6 meter antenna, I have a stainless steel vertical ground plane in my attic.

I had a beautiful Yaesu VL-1 linear, but I had to sell it because high power gets me into my neighbors telephones, and stereos.

For mobile operations, I have a Yaesu FT-857D connected to a Yaesu ATAS-1 auto antenna for 6 through 4 meters.
For VHF/UHF I use a Diamond gain antenna.

For nostiligia purposes, I also have restored and made operational the following radios:

1: A Swan 26, 5 band HF radio.
2: A Gonset G-5, 6 meter AM radio. For the G-5 I restored a Turner Dynamic Desk Mic.
3: A Gonset Communicator 2B, 6 meter AM radio. The old gray case, "Green Eyed Monster".
4: A Gonset Communicator 3, 6 meter AM radio. The old white case, "Gooney Bird".
5: A Gonset Communicator 1, Aircraft AM Radio, I am a Pilot.
6: A Lafayette HE-45B that I used in the early 6's on 6 meter AM.
7: My prize radio is a WW2 Military TBY-8 portable back pack radio. It operates about 1 watts on 2 to 8 mhz, AM. This is the radio used in WW2 for troop communication, and to talk to ships for gun control. I don't talk on it, but it was one of my early radios when I was 14 years old.

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