Category Archives: Ham Radio

Custom S9 31 foot Vertical

I bought a 31′ Jackite pole off of ebay for $59, and then soon realized that it was the same pole they use for the 31′ S9 Vertical and Eagle One. In the end it is probably cheaper to just … Continue reading

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G5RV Jr

I heard some good reviews on the G5RV, so I got a G5RV jr, which works 40m-10m with a tuner.  I started off at the wall height. Then I raised it another 3 ft above the wall, which helped a … Continue reading

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Yaesu FT-950

I wanted to try more dedicated hardware for HF, so I got a Yaesu FT-950 and have an TV antenna rotator which I plan on using with a Yagi.

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Mosley Mini-32A 2 Element Yagi

I read the reviews about the Mosley Mini-32A being a good compact 2 element Yagi and for a reasonable price.  I sold my Atas-120A via ebay for $300, and used the cash to get the Mini-32a.  I ended up using … Continue reading

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Ultimax 100 end-fed antenna

Saw the great reviews on eham.net so I got one off of ebay for $79 It works ok, and does tune up on all the bands 40m-6m I took it home a tried using a Mr. Longarm from homedepot so … Continue reading

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The beginning gear, Yaesu FT-857D and ATAS-120A

Just got my extra class license today: AG6DI is my callsign. I already have a rig setup and have been listening to the airwaves for some time. Starting off with a FT-857D and a ATAS-120A antenna hooked up to my … Continue reading

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