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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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MFJ-986 Inside View10 viewsThis tuner only uses one capacitor and a roller inductor. Saves time compared to my other tuner, which uses two cap's and an inductor.
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Antenna wire connection2 viewsAnother view of the balun and antenna wire.
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First pipe installed5 viewsHere are the first two 10' sections of the piping after coupling and gluing.
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Silverado Historical Landmark No. 2021 views
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Kenwood TS-440S2 views
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Darin on 20 Meter3 viewsResponding to a SSB CQ call on 14.300.
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Primary Station Setup1 viewsYaesu FT-857d and MD-100 desk mic, LDG's AT-100 Pro auto tuner, Vibroplex paddle, and a Radio Shack PRO-2035 scanner.
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Comet B-10 and RS-730 Mount2 viewsThis antenna/mount combo is a great match. EASY to install and very sturdy when using either the B-10 or my 5/8 wave.
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Antenna Wire4 viewsI used 14 awg stranded copper wire for the antenna. I've since removed the wire nuts and soldered the connections. The length is 56' total. My attic is only ~60' across, so I used as much space as possible in the attic for the antenna.
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Wiring through firewall1 viewsUsing a coat hangar, I was able to fish the 8 AWG cables through a rubber gromet in the firewall, down past the glove box and under/through the passenger door threshold.
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Driver-side ground strap1 views
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CB'er caught in the act6 viewsMarked! As we rounded the hairpin turn on Modjeska peak (main divide truck trail), we noticed an old van with a full size vertical antenna parked near a tower. After spinning through the bands, we found it was "Giuseppe" from CB channel 17. Apparently, he was "dropping the maul" on channel 17. We didn't stop to say hi.