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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
Album viewed 146 times

Mobile Grounding


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12 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2009
Album viewed 103 times

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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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TRC-448 AM/SSB1 views
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Lady Bugs!0 views
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IMAX top section fades into distance24 views
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Handling the Vibroplex Paddle2 views
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Maple Springs Main Gate2 viewsThe dreaded gate! Whew, it was open when we arrived. More importantly, it was open when we left!
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2 viewsRanger RCI-2950 & Yaesu FT-857d. The LDG AT-100 Pro is beneath the Yaesu.
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A pair of 6JS6C tubes in the final amplifier6 views
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Teaberry Stalker IX2 views
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7 viewsAFTER building the bench
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Arrow OSJ 146/4405 viewsYou can see my Arrow VHF/UHF J-pole in the distance.
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NoAlox Anti-oxidant compound1 viewsThis is great stuff to protect against dis-similar metals, rust & oxidization. Thank goodness it was in Spanish, too.
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Positive Battery Connection2 viewsThe main wiring harness, starter, and mobile radio power (fused at 40 amp) all connect here.
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Maple Springs Road4 viewsThere wre many burned sections along Maple Springs Road.
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0 viewsYaesu FT-1500M portable setup.
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Hills of Lavendar2 views
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Lubricated & Reassembled.2 views
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Yaesu FR-1012 viewsThis is such a beautiful receiver...
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Caught a Rattler2 viewsI heard this rattler while driving down Maple Springs Road and told Darin over the radio. Darin decided to get out and catch it with a long stick.
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Ground Strap on the rear hatch1 viewsBenefits achieved after ground strapping all doors: voltage drop decreased, power output increased by 2-3%, and most noticeably - cross chatter between my HF and VHF radios completely disappeared.
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