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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
Album viewed 3213 times

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 153 times

Mobile Grounding


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12 files, last one added on Mar 11, 2009
Album viewed 110 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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Tokai PW-50564 views
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Icom IC-70001 viewsThis is such a sweet rig...
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Nice Shoes3 viewsWifey taking my picture. You can see the south pipe over my head.
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President APX-70 views
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Stabo XF-90825 viewsNever heard of this until I found it online. Looks interesting.
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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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Trail Intersection3 viewsMain Divide Truck Trail meets Maple Springs Road meets Main Divide Road meets Harding Truck Trail.
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3 viewsFT-101E, FL-2100B, FV-101B, YC-601, YO-101, Landliner, Speaker, Siltronix FS-301 and the MFJ-986.
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Faceplate removed...2 views
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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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Dak Mark IV2 viewsThis is the epitome of gaudy, overkill CB base stations. So, I want one.
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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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Plastic off, facelate and knobs reinstalled1 views
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Texas Star DX4004 viewsMy favorite mobile amp yet. Super reliable and cool as a cucumber, even after hours of QSO.
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Copper Rocker Box1 viewsSwitches removed for cleaning & lubrication
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Hood ground strap2 viewsI installed two ground straps for the hood, as the engine compartment has the highest concentration of electrical noise.
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BK Precision 2040 CB Signal Generator1 viewsFresh after maintenance!
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Midland 80016 views
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Engine Block Grounding1 viewsThe engine was already grounded. To improve the existing connection, I removed the bolt, ground away paint & primer, and added compound for protection and conductivity.