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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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LDG AT-100Pro Auto Antenna Tuner1 viewsI use this in conjunction with my Yaesu FT-857d and several flavors of G5RV's.
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Jack's1 viewsI ate the "high protein" breakfast here on Sunday morning. An excellent meal.
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Kenwood TS-940SL1 views
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102' G5RV Inverted V3 viewsDarin and I standing in front of our HF antenna.
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1 viewsWe had dinner here on Friday night. I recommend "Mom's day-old spaghetti and meatballs". Delicious!
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Yaesu FT-101E 160-10 Meter AM/SSB at the San Clemente Base Station5 viewsThe original FT-101 series lasted for 8 years, beginning in late 1971 and lasting through 1979. This was the most popular and the most produced model by Yaesu in the FT-101 series. The FT-101 line at the San Clemente Base was purchased in 1976 by the original owner, a silent-key east-coast amateur operator. It is a "Late Model" version, with a serial # well above 20,501. I am the second owner of this line and am astounded at the care the original operator gave the equipment. There isn't a scratch on it! It has the Speech processor for SSB and the optional CW filter installed.
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Radio Shack TRC-4445 viewsI just sold this loud RadShack to JR (aka: StarFox)...
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0 viewsHere comes Glen, N6GUS, to pick me up the morning of the race.
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Yaesu FC-6013 viewsThis unit is the matching frequency counter for my FT-101 line-up. It displays tx & rx frequency!
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Magnum Omega Force6 viewsI'd like to try this one for sure... Maybe a replacement for my RCI2950 or Galaxy 99?
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Roller Inductor8 viewsThis is the massive roller inductor inside the MFJ-986 antenna tuner. Works nice and smooth, unlike some of the reviews.
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ABS pipes staged for lifting2 viewsIt was tricky getting the 10' pipes into the attic!
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Top view of the 6JS6C finals1 views
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Driver-side ground strap1 views
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David on 20 meter2 viewsOur morning contacts included many stations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange County. We also made contact with Chicago, IL and Louisville KY.
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Trail Intersection3 viewsMain Divide Truck Trail meets Maple Springs Road meets Main Divide Road meets Harding Truck Trail.
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RF Choke to Balun3 viewsHere is the choke-balun connection. The balun is a simple 4:1 from HRO Anaheim.