My shack, September 15, 2018.

Current band capabilities:

  • HF : 40m/30m/20m/15m/10m all modes
  • VHF : 6m all modes, 2m USB/CW/FM (1-25W), 220Mhz FM (1-30W)
  • UHF : 70cm USB/CW/FM (10W-70W), 2.4GHz HSMM
  • Receive from 1 MHz to 1700MHz via SDRs

Current interests:

  • VHF/UHF weak signal DX
  • Meteor scatter
  • Satellite operation
  • Digital modes (e.g. FT8, JS8, Olivia on HF, 2m packet, 2.4GHz HSMM)
  • Software-defined radio (SDR)
  • Kit building and radio repair
  • Learning more about radio theory and propagation

Current hardware:

  • Icom IC-751A 160-10m HF all-mode
  • SoftRock RXTX Ensemble 40m/30m/20m SDR transceiver
  • Icom IC-575H 10m/6m all-mode
  • Icom IC-275H 2m all-mode
  • Icom IC-471H 70cm all-mode
  • Realistic HTX-100 10m CW/SSB
  • BTECH UV-5X3 2m/220/70cm FM HT
  • Icom IC-3SAT 220Mhz FM HT
  • RTL-SDR v.3 SDR (1MHz-1750MHz, receive only)
  • NooElec NESDR Mini 2 SDR (24MHz-1750MHz, receive only)
  • Behringer XM8500 microphone
  • Behringer Xenyx 802 mixer
  • Hustler 4BTV HF Vertical plus the 30m trap add-on (40m/30m/20m/15m/10m)
  • Cushcraft A50-3S 6m 3-element Yagi
  • Arrow Antennas 146/437-10 Handheld Satellite Yagi
  • WB6IQN 2m/440 and 220MHz vertical antennas
  • 300′ long-wire receiving antenna
  • Lenovo T430 Laptop PC running Windows 7 and various software