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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
Album viewed 155 times

Mobile Grounding


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12 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2009
Album viewed 112 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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Bigfoot 11 Tube'r9 viewsYou counted correct; this death trap used 3 tubes to drive 8! 11 Tubes, ah ah ah!
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27.345?0 viewsThe only way to hear my signal (at the time) was to transmit into a dummy load and receive on a cb base station.
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Complete Yaesu FT-101E Line-up2 viewsBandit the dog is making a cameo appearance.
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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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Main Divide Truck Trail1 viewsThis shows the trail from Santiago Peak down to Modjeska Peak via Main Divide Truck Trail.
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Yaesu FT-20001 views
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Antenna wire connection2 viewsAnother view of the balun and antenna wire.
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3 viewsDarin enjoying the view.
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Leader LAG-126S Audio Signal Generator0 viewsAn automatic "AhhhhhdeeeOOOOO" machine
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President Adams w/VFO2 views
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Eco Marathon Middle Ranch Communications0 viewsHere is my portable station located in Middle Ranch. Frank KR6AL provided the battery and log periodic antenna. I brought everything else. Signal to the repeater was S9 on low power.
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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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Passenger-side ground strap close-up2 views
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Radio Campsite at Night2 viewsThe light source between the trucks was a Coleman propane lamp.
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U-Bolts11 viewsThanks to Lowe's for the U-bolts. More importantly, thanks to DeNault's Hardware for the many additional cross beams!
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FT-101E Line-up with Astatic 10DA SSB mic.1 views
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0 views20 meter dipole up and running.
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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.