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Here’s a list of my ham radio gear.
HVU-8 80m/40/20/15/10/6/2m/70cm vertical base station antenna (200w PEP max, 150w on VHF/UHF FM) – Home QTH vertical antenna, atop 16ft of military poles (taken down in the Great Move of 2019).
- The K6ARK Magic™ AnT™ a QRP end-fed random wire antenna with a 41′ radiator and 17′ counterpoise wire and ingenious 9:1 un-un built into the BNC connector. This is my primary SOTA antenna.
- Elecraft AX1 20m/17m coil whip antenna, max 15w, made for the KX series but can be used for any QRP radio.
- Wolf River Coils “Take It Along” SB1000 coil vertical whip antenna – amazing results! Tunes near resonant on 80-10m.
- Arrow II 146-437-10WBP yagi handheld antenna for satellite and distance operation (courtesy of N9BAV, thanks!).
- Ed Fong Roll-up J-Pole 2m/440.
- Matchbox 9:1 unun end-fed random wire antenna 41′ with 17′ counterpoise for 80-6m. <– primary home antenna as of 2020.
- QuirkyQRP SlinkTENNA 80-6m compact helical dipole antenna for NVIS and portable ops.
- PreciseLOOP HG-1 80-10m magnetic loop antenna (45w PEP max, 10w max on 80m) – I have had 7400+ mile confirmed QSLs with this antenna at obstructed street level.
- Trunk-mount TRAM 2m/70cm 19″ vertical coil mobile capable of 100w for repeater use during commutes – 50+ mile repeater range while on 5w power.
- DIY HQD™ Speaker Wire Antenna cut for 20m.
- N9SAB‘s “Stealth” 40m-6m Off-Center Fed (OCFD) multiband dipole with 4:1 matching transformer rated for 100w.
- Powerwerx SS-DV30 AC switching power supply for when the grid is up (30A) with Powerpoles.
- Hardened Power Systems Commander 857 turnkey Ammo Can Go-Box for the Yaesu FT-857D with 2x10Ah Dakota LiFePO4 batteries.
- DIY Headway 40152S LiFePO4 12v 4s1p 15Ah power box with 100A BMS and Genasun 10.5A Solar Charge Controller.
- Many DIY LiFePO4 12v homebrew battery packs custom made from 26650 or 32700 LiFePO4 cells.
- Bioenno LiFePO4 12v 3Ah battery, packed with KX3 in a “pretty case“.
- Bioenno LiFePO4 solar charge controller 20A.
- Sunkingdom 39w 12v Foldable Solar Panel.
- Global Solar 42w CIGS 12v Foldable Solar Panel.
- HQST 100w RV rigid mono-cell solar panel.
- 1200w portable gas generator.