|This is the station shared
by W5EQ (later K6VO) and WA5YMV (later K6NR) in Richardson, Texas, April
1970. That's a Collins 75A2 recevier with a Heathkit HX20 SSB Exciter
on top. The amplifer and CW transmitter was a Viking Valiant modified
by W5EQ to run about 400watts. The station was located in the garage,
which never housed cars.
|This was the Irvine, California
K6VO / WA6NGO station as of about 1972. The station was a barefoot
Galaxy GT550 - note the Drake W4 wattmeter lives on. To the left of
the GT550 is a frequency counter used for digital readout (with the help
of a mixer circuit in the box below it). To the right of the rig is
a box with an audio filter and a box with a homebrew keyer. The station
was located in the garage in a little cuby hole that housed the furnace.
A table top was fashioned out of a sheet of plywood mounted against
the 3 walls.
|Station of K6VO/WA6NGO
circa 1974. Thats the "Kenwood Twins" - a R599 receiver and a T599
transmitter. The SB200 was put together over WA6NGO's summer break
from college. Above the SB200 is a 2 meter radio built from a surplus
transmitter and receiver. The rotator turned something, but I don't
recall for sure what - I believe it turned a homemade 2 meter beam located
in the attic. The house in Irvine, California was restricted by CC&Rs
to "no antennas" and we had lots of good stuff in the attic.