Rigs

Antennas

  • Comet UHV-4 quad-band (10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm) vertical mobile antenna with varying length counterpoises, up to 120w. <– primary home shack repeater/net antenna.
  • Mag-mount 2m/70cm 19″ vertical coil capable of 80w for commutes.
  • ProComm CS20M “Short” 20 meter mobile antenna, 3ft with 5″ mag mount, 350w max rating.
  • Workman 40 meter mobile “hamstick” antenna, 8ft 250w max rating.
  • N9SAB‘s “Stealth” 40m-6m Off-Center Fed (OCFD) multiband dipole with 4:1 matching transformer that I added snap-on 1:1 current RF isolator chokes for quick-deploy configuration as a New Carolina Windom rated for 100w (for field days).
  • Half-wave 20m dipole using 16 AWG wire with 1:1 balun (homemade), max rated for 1500w (although my best rig can only go to 100w) for field days.
  • PreciseLOOP HG-1 80-10m magnetic loop antenna (45w PEP max, 10w max on 80m).
  • RigExpert AA-600 Antenna Analyzer.
  • LDG YT-100 HF 160m-6m antenna auto-tuner, made specifically for the FT-857D.

Power

  • SS-DV30 AC switching power supply for when the grid is up (30A) with Powerpoles.
  • Bioenno LiFePO4 3Ah with LiFePO4 solar controller for QRP backpacking or HT extended power.
  • Portable 39w solar for backup to 7Ah battery, also with Powerpole connections.
  • 100w solar panel and 30A controller for off-grid setup to charge parallel 35Ah deepcycle batts.
  • 1200w gas generator.

Accessories