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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
Album viewed 62 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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W2AU 4:1 Balun4 viewsI wasn't ready to experiment making my own balun -- yet. Maybe next time. Thanks to Art Reno at HRO Anaheim for providing some assistance with this project.
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Cobra 148GTL Calibration2 viewsReturning a tweaked CB back to factory settings
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FCC Warning3 viewsDear hiker: enjoy being microwaved.
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Golden Falcon5 viewsThis 6 tuber may be a Golden Falcon or Anderson... Perhaps a homebrew? Not sure. It was purchased in the Joker buy-out.
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Passenger-side ground strap close-up2 views
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Midland Precision Series 50010 viewsThis is a hard to find radio! Built like a tank.
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Switchbacks1 viewsSwitchbacks down Maple Springs Road.
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Yaesu FT-1021 views
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Realistic TRC-572 views
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Palomar SSB-5500-VFO5 views
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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).
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Yaesu FT-1023 views
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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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Look, a rope!1 views
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VHF Vertical2 viewsDarin found this antenna at a muffler shop. The shop owner had no use for it and let him take it. We used the MFJ-259 to determine the antenna was resonant on 2 meter AND 6 meter. From this height though, we were able to hit a few repeaters using a dummy load!
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Made in China2 viewsA Chinese copy of an otherwise nice microphone. I wouldn't lick this, since it probably has lead paint.
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A pair of 6JS6C tubes in the final amplifier6 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.
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Antenna wire connection2 viewsAnother view of the balun and antenna wire.