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My Station

My radios

HF

  • Elecraft K3S Transceiver, connected via a
  • SG230 Antenna Coupler to a
  • Long Wire at 5m.

Occasionally, I use the K2.

VHF/UHF

  • Yaesu FT-8900R VHF and UHF transceiver connected to a
  • Diamond X50 vertical white stick at 3m

Also

  • Elecraft KX2 for portable/SOTA operations
  • Icom IC-E92D DSTAR VHF and UHF Handheld
  • Alinco DJ560 VHF and UHF Handheld (now quite old and battered)

Accessories

  • Daiwa CN-101L SWR and power meter
  • Logikey K-3 keyer
  • Kent paddle key
  • AOR AR 8200 scanner
  • Various TNCs
  • Various HF, VHF and UHF aerials waiting to go up

Software

  • Log4OM and Omni-Rig - Used to control all the radios
  • FL-Digi, WSJT-X - used for digital modes
  • IonoProbe - to monitor propagation reports
  • VE7CC - DX Cluster client

Online services

  • Logbook of the World
  • eQSL
  • HRDLog
  • GB7MBC DXCluster for spots.