Here’s a list of my ham radio gear.

Rigs
Antennas
  • 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.
Power
  • 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.
Accessories