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My Station

My radios



  • Icom 756 Pro II HF and 50 MHz Transceiver, connected via a
  • SG230 Antenna Coupler to a
  • Long Wire at 5m.

Now that I’ve finished building the K2, I’ll shortly be retiring the 756.


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


  • Yaesu FT-817 portable All bands txvr
  • Icom IC-E92D DSTAR VHF and UHF Handheld
  • Alinco DJ560 VHF and UHF Handheld (now quite old and battered)


  • Rigblaster Pro
  • 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


  • Ham Radio Deluxe – Used to control all the radios
  • DM 780 – used for all digital modes
  • IonoProbe – to monitor propagation reports

Online services

  • Logbook of the World
  • eQSL
  • HRDLog
  • HB9DRV DXCluster for spots.