A new era has arrived

Radio silence

The ones who are following me must already have noticed that i am not on the air very much anymore. Reason is that i had to remove all my equipment from my QTH. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have done two things:

TS-480 in the car

I have installed my TS-480 in my car. I made a very simple setup where i use an external battery in the back of my car and the same mobile antenna, my Falcon Outback 2000, on a magnetic mount on the roof of the car.

I installed the main rig under the passenger seat and the console in the dashboard when i want to work the radio.

Here are a couple of photos of the setup.

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The next thing i did is sign up for a local radio club, the Radio Club Cerdanyola. In the club i have access to everything i need.

There are several radios. For HF there is the Icom IC-756Pro connected to a tri-band 4 element yagi for 10, 15 and 20m. For 40m there is a home-brew Windom and for 80m the club uses a full-size delta loop. Amplifier is a Ameritron AL-811H and digital modes are run through a RigExpert interface connected to the IC-756Pro.

Furthermore there are complete setups for 2m, 70cm and 1.2GHz. There is a EchoLink repeater, etc, etc.

We are currentl y remodeling the shack, but here are some photos of the “old” setup.

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Ah, and yes, VERY important. In this shack i have a FRIDGE!!



Next article will be about how i am going to make a setup so that i can use the HF radio not only as main radio in the shack, but also as remote station from my home QTH.

Stay tuned!!