Short description of my HF-VHF-UHF-SHF antennas and equipment
Mast I: 8×19 el. yagi for 432 MHz, full elevation. On the top 4×35 el for 1296 MHz and 145/435 Diamond X-400 vertical;
Mast II: 5 el. for 50 MHz and 7 el. for 70 MHz and dipole for 80m band;
Mast III:4 x 2M18XXX for 144 MHz. Elevation to 45 deg.
R8 Cushcraft on the house’s roof.
Another view to my antenna farm, made by Google in July 2011
I was very surprised, when found this image…
Equipment and software
(Picture on the bottom of this page)
Transceiver: YAESU FT-2000+SDR-IQ.
Kenwood TS-2000 and FT-1000MP, as a back up RIG.
Antennas: 80m – Dipole; 40-10m (included WARC) – vertical Cushcraft R-8.
PA: HL-1KFx (SSPA, 500W output, from Tokyo HY-Power)
Transceiver: YAESU FT-2000+SDR-IQ and Kenwood TS-2000 as a back up RIG. Antenna: 5 el. yagi (Värgarda Radio).
PA: Home made dual band (50/70 MHz), GS31B.
70 MHz: – Temporary QRT!
Transceiver: Modified YAESU FT-847 + LNA. 70W output.
Antenna: 7 el yagi YU7EF.
PA: Home made dual band (50/70 MHz), GS31B. Abt. 500W output.
144 MHz tropo and EME:
Setup 1: Kenwood TS-2000. Back up: FT-736R or YAESU FT-847;
Setup 2: Transverter XV144 (Elecraft) + FT-2000 (IF 28 MHz) + SDR-IQ;
Preamp: Mast head, PA3BIY design.
PA1: Mirage B-5030-G (250 W). Using stay alone or as a driver for PA2.
PA2: GS35B (> 1KW output). Home build
Antenna: 4 x 2M18XXX H-pol and 1 x 2M18XXX V-pol. Elevation 55 degrees.
432 MHz tropo and EME:
Setup1: Kenwood TS-2000. Back up YAESU FT847 and FT-736R;
Setup 2: Transverter XV432 (Elecraft) + FT-2000 (IF 28 MHz) + SDR-IQ;
Preamp: Mast head G4DDK
PA1: HL-250 Udx (SSPA, 250 W, from Tokyo HY-Power, Japan). Driver for PA2:
PA2: GS35B ( 1 KW output). Home build
Antenna: 8 x 19 el. (Värgarda) , Maximum elevation 60 degrees.
High voltage power supply is common for 144 and 432 power amplifiers.
3.5 KV, 1 Amp.
1296 MHz tropo:
Setup1: Transverter 1296/28 (DEMI) + FT-2000 + SDR-IQ
Setup 2: Transceiver YAESU-736R
Preamp: Mast head WA2ODO
PA1: Home build SSPA 70 W
Antenna: 4 x 23CM35EZ (M2)
144 MHz TX: Draka RF 7/8″-50, 23 m long;
144 MHz RX: 8D-FB. 23 m long
432 MHz TX: Draka RF 7/8″-50. 16 m long;
432 MHz RX: H-2000 Flex. 16 m long
1296 MHz TX: LDF4-50. 18 m. long
1296 MHz RX: H-2000 Flex, 18 m long
Rotators and controllers:
3 x YAESU G-1000SDX and G-1000DXC (Azimuth on all masts);
Heavy duty linear actuators, 24″
ARSWin by EA4TX, (Azimuth and elevation of antennas). Running under the tracking programs.
PstRotator – Tracking Software for Antenna Rotators
N1MM+ – logger for all HF and VHF contests;
DX4WIN (ver. 8.05) – as a common HF and VHF log.
DXLab – better alternative for DX4WIN. Now is a main common log.
VQLog (ver. 3.1 build 461) – logger for VHF-UHF-SHF and satellites only.
Ham Radio DeLuxe (ver.184.108.40.206): Digital modes (PSK and RTTY) and satellite tracking;
This the last free version of HRD!
WSJT-10 and WSJT-X for EME;
MSHV – Meteor scatter (FSK441 and MSK144) and FT-8.
DX Atlas (ver. 2.3): for grid square statistic and mapping;
SpectraVue: running together with SDR-IQ. The latest version.
PstRotator: software for Antenna Rotators.
EME System (ver.7) by F1EHN. EME tracking software
My RIG in the shack from front and behind: