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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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Midland 80016 views
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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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RF Choke3 viewsHere's a closer shot of the RF choke.
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Antenna wire connection2 viewsAnother view of the balun and antenna wire.
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RF Choke to Balun3 viewsHere is the choke-balun connection. The balun is a simple 4:1 from HRO Anaheim.
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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.
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7 viewsAFTER building the bench
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Jack's1 viewsI ate the "high protein" breakfast here on Sunday morning. An excellent meal.
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0 viewsFrank KR6AL and Glen N6GUS operating the Icom 706 portable station on 20 meter from atop a peak in Catalina. Smiles indicate good conditions on the band.
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4-Second exposure shot of FT-101 Line4 viewsAside from the light from my computer LCD, the room was completely dark. Exposure was set for 4 seconds on the digital camera. The LCD provided enough light to cast shadows behind the radio setup.
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Quick Disconnect & Spring3 viewsEverything here is heavy duty, otherwise the antenna would fall over while driving. I plan to swap the white spring for a chrome one later.
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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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GE SuperBase2 viewsI had a SuperBase at one point in time, but it was missing the wood cover and didn't transmit.
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prior to removing the plastic...2 views
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