Zoo

Trip to the Zoo with my wife and no kids.

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Backyard Portable

Tested running the IC-7300 portable from the backyard today and ended up working 3 POTA stations on 20m. Using 40m, 20m & 10m hamstick dipoles as a portable antenna setup until I can get something better.

Stacked 70cm HO Loops

Purchased this a few weeks ago and I was able to get it up on the roof this afternoon. This install included another run of LMR-400 with N connectors and an Alpha Delta 4 position switch. I am now moving onto antenna projects for the IC-7300.

IC-7300

After being licensed for 19 years I finally purchased my first new HF rig. The IC-7300 is currently setup for RX only until I get more antennas up. In the mean time I am playing with remote control over the USB port with a laptop until I have a permanent solution. Unlike the IC-9700 the… Continue reading IC-7300

Kingdoms of Asia

Checking out the new Kingdoms of Asia area at the Zoo.

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Zoo

After an extended break we now have a Zoo membership again.

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Columbia State Historic Park

Took a walk around Columbia with my 17mm prime. Ended up taking most of the pictures of signs and making them black and white.

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2M HO Loop

Installed coax B a few days ago in preparation for the 2m HO Loop I put up this morning.

2m Switch

Purchased an Alpha Delta DELTA-4B switch for the 2m side of my IC-9700 at the Visalia DX Convention over the weekend. For now the switch is just sitting between the radio and my triplexer/triband vertical antenna. This will allow me to install another coax run to the roof for a horizonal M2 2m HO Loop… Continue reading 2m Switch

IC-9700 – X6000A

Made a trip to HRO in Sacramento to pick up the Icom IC-9700 & Diamond X6000A antenna; both have been installed at the house.