Keith's Ham Radio

Station Photos  


 

At my Canadian QTH, I run two stations... one for use during cool days in the Spring, Summer and Fall in a small, unclimatized storage shed near the back of my property, and one in the lower level of my home for use during the cold, Canadian Winter months.  A few photos of me with some of my equipment in both "shacks" (along with my current "antenna farm" that can be switched between the two stations) are shown below.  Enjoy!

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I used this "Indoor Shack" in the Winter months for many years

 

 


My alter ego (VE3BEAR a.k.a "George")  helps me during contests

 In 2016, I upgraded my "Indoor Shack"

I added a new transceiver, KW amplifier and MFJ tuner

I still had room for my "old" HP laptop

A close-up view of my "new" Yaesu FT-2000D

The addition of an Ameritron AL-82 to the station helps, too!

The AL-82 uses two 3-500ZGs in the final

 


 Sometimes I swap out the AL-82 for an Ametitron AL-80B


The AL-80B uses a single 3-500ZG to give nearly 1KW output


My "Shed Shack" is used during the Spring, Summer and Fall

 

 


The VA3KSF and VA3OB "Shed Shack"

My Amp Supply LK550 "loafs" at the legal limit

The LK-550 uses three 3-500ZGs in the final

The "Shed Shack" also sports a complete test bench.

A 12 Position Patch Panel connects either station to my "antenna farm"
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My ham radio "I Love Me" wall in the Shed Shack

One of my "fixed portable" stations at my South Carolina QTH

My ground-mounted Hy-Gain 18-AVT vertical with 24 buried radials

 

 


My ground-mounted CushCraft AP-8 vertical with 28 buried radials

My AEA 6 Metre "Halo" at 25 feet

 

 


Using my 2m/ 70 cm Arrow Antenna to work through an AMSAT satellite

Radials underneath my 2m "Eggbeater" used for satellite work

 


My 70 cm "Eggbeater" used for satellite work

My "semi permanent" satellite antenna array at the home QTH 

 


Sometimes, I use an "Arrow Style" antenna mounted on a tripod

But, a hand-held Arrow Antenna works equally well in a city park...

 


 ...or in the field...with a Buddipole for HF to boot!

 

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