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Catalina Eco Marathon Communications


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CARA volunteered to assist with communications for a 26 mile marathon through Catalina's interior. I worked with KR6AL, N6GUS, KI6MSC & N6SCI to provide check-point communications.

77 files, last one added on Nov 18, 2009
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Nixon Peak (Misty Ridge) DX Trip


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15 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2009
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Santiago Marathon Communications


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SOARA volunteered to provide communications for a 26 mile marathon through Trabuco and up Santiago. I worked with K6RBS, AD6OI, AD6OH and KD6YPK to provide check-point communications.

10 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2009
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Santiago Peak Portable Operation


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KI6TXO and I head up the big hill for a night of radio and beer.

84 files, last one added on May 10, 2009
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My Equipment


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78 files, last one added on Jun 01, 2009
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THE San Clemente Base Station


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16 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2009
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Yaesu FT-101


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18 files, last one added on Apr 21, 2008
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Attic Dipole for HF


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17 files, last one added on Mar 17, 2009
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Mobile Antenna Installation


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10 files, last one added on Mar 04, 2009
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Mobile DC Wiring


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4 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2009
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Signal Generator Repair


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9 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2009
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Mobile Grounding


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12 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2009
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Handling the Vibroplex Paddle2 views55555
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Moonlight and Clouds4 viewsThis is also one of my favorite shots of the trip. Exposure was 20 seconds on the DSC-W1. I suppose the distant headlights may be in San Juan Capistrano. The city lights towards the left is probably San Clemente (my hometown).55555
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Santiago Peak at Night1 viewsThis photo was taken facing away from our campsite. The light on the ground was from our lantern. Exposure on the DSC-W1 was 30 seconds.55555
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Station line-up and microphones1 viewsI just started using the Shure 444 desk mic. Sounds great to me!55555
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Imax 2000 GPK57 viewsGround Plane kit installed on my IMAX 2000.
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IMAX 2000 with Ground Plane Kit33 views
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31 viewsInitially, the antenna was installed on a 5' pole. I've since replaced the 5' with a 10'. Due to building restrictions, I can't go higher.
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IMAX 2000 Tuning Rings28 viewsSince the antenna was installed only 5' off the roof, the tuning rings were adjusted to compensate for SWR problems. After tuning (and raising the antenna to 10'), the SWR was a nice 1.2:1 at 28.4MHz.
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Stinky Pipe24 viewsDo not inhale what comes from the vent pipe...

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Engine Block Grounding1 viewsThe engine was already grounded. To improve the existing connection, I removed the bolt, ground away paint & primer, and added compound for protection and conductivity.
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BEFORE building the bench12 viewsWhat a nightmare! Notice my old blue toolbox, which since has been stolen...
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Bored Puppy3 viewsBandit was taking a cat-nap
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3 viewsFT-101E, FL-2100B, FV-101B, YC-601, YO-101, Landliner, Speaker, Siltronix FS-301 and the MFJ-986.
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Battery connections2 views8 AWG from the battery to Anderson Power connectors under the passenger seat. The positive lead is 40 amp fused at the battery.
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Corona Ball1 viewsThe center-loaded antenna has a massive corona ball on top for static dissipation.
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CB & Ham Test Equipment2 viewsMetronix 4421A variable PSU, BK Precision 1803C frequency counter, BK Precision 1801 frequency counter, BK Precision 2040 CB Signal Generator, BK Precision 1040 CB Service Master, Tektronix 465 Oscilloscope, Fluke 8840A multimeter (under repair, not shown), Leader LAG-126S audio signal generator, Bird 43 watt meter with 100/500/1000 slugs, ParaDynamics (Valor) PDC-6000 LP, MFJ-969 tuner w/dummy load, 1KW oil-filled dummy can (not shown).
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Center loaded CB antenna3 viewsThe center-loaded CB antenna isn't actually a Wilson 2000, but resembles one in construction very closely. It's actually a discontinued Radio Shack antenna #21-804. I found it in my garage still in the package. I'd prefer to use my 102" steel whip, but the SWR on the center-load is a little better. Signal reports between the 102" and the center load are only 1dB difference, favoring the 102". According to the package, this "High power Mirror Mount CB Antenna" handles up to 2000 watts.
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