Station

I have an extremely modest station that consists of an end-fed wire antenna running down a length of wooden privacy fence and a dual band 1/4 wave vertical on top of my garage.  It’s not much and won’t break many pileups. But it’s great to finally get back on the air.  Current lineup of radios include:

HF: Kenwood TS-680S (160-6M)
2M/440 FM: Icom IC-T7A HT
2M: Kenwood TR-751A multimode

KA5WSS Shack in June 2019
KA5WSS Shack in June 2019

Most operation from the home station is FT8 as you can tell by the fact that there is no mic hooked up to the TS-680S. I use Remote Ham Radio stations to work DX stations on SSB that would never hear me otherwise.

I just recently (Feb. 2019) finished some work that wired up my upstairs study. I no longer have to operate downstairs with feedline running out a window. The operating position is much more comfortable now!

A sharp eye may spot the antenna switch and wonder why it’s needed if there’s only one end fed long wire. Good catch! Future antenna plans call for another long wire antenna perpendicular to the current one, a 6M Halo and anything else that I think I can hide well enough in the backyard.

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