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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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FCC Warning3 viewsDear hiker: enjoy being microwaved.
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Palomar SSB-5500-VFO5 views
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3" ABS Piping along roofline2 viewsI selected 3" piping to provide adaptability for future antenna projects. Traps can be added that will fit inside the wide piping.
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Yaesu FT-857d2 viewsThis is the newest addition to my radio collection. My FT-101E line, all 6' of it, was simply too big to go mobile with. After hours and hours of research, I chose the 857 over the Icom IC-706mkII based on very modest differences.
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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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All cleaned up and ready for the case0 views
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Step 1: Drill Pilot Hole1 views
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Facing East1 viewsYou can see Santiago's shadow on top of the clouds.
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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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7 digit Frequency Counter3 viewsNo, YOU'RE the one who's off frequency!
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Base Camp Facing East3 viewsWe parked the trucks parallel and placed our radio table in the middle to help minimize wind.
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knobs removed...2 views
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Yaesu FT-1000MP1 views
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Palomar Deluxe 3505 viewsI think Merlin traded this to me for a Uniden Grant and accessories. Who knows? It's the smaller of my two mobile amps.