Kenwood TS-2000

Mike Condon

Cushcraft MA5B



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My Military Career

My Ham Shack

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New Look


My New Toy

Equipment Rack

Cushcraft 3 element, 5 band (20 - 10 meters) Beam
TitanDX Vertical and Buckmaster Off Center Fed Dipole (Before verticle damaged)

CushCraft Beam
CushCraft MA5B 3 element 5 band (20 - 10 meters) beam

Tower erection day at last
Cushcraft MA5B 3 element 5 band (20 - 10 meters) beam

Getting ready to put the tower up
Getting ready to put the tower up.

Raising tower.

Raising tower

Welcome to my Ham Shack.

It is made up of the following items:

  1. Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium version. Used for my development programs.
  2. Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium version. Used for my personal data.
  3. Desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium version. Used for my radio computer.
  4. Desktop running Windows Home Server 2011. Used for backing up my other computers.
  5. HP Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium version. Used as my radio controller and for running Ham Radio Deluxe. I use this computer to do my PSK 31, SSTV and other digital modes when on the road.
  6. HP Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium version. Used for my weather station.
  7. One 19 inch, one 17 inch and one 15 monitor that are used for the four desktop computers.
  8. Two printers. Two all in one printers.

  1. Yaesu FT-2000. Used to do digital modes and for MARS.
  2. Yeasu FTDX-5000D w/SM-5000, DMU and monitor. Used for Phone and Digital if needed.)
  3. Radio: Kenwood TS-2000. Used in my 5th wheel camper.
  4. Kenwood TM-D710 FM Dual Bander. 1 used in the shack, 1 in my Suburbon and 1 in my truck.
  5. Kenwood TK 880-1 used for Weather Spotter Network.
  6. Yeasu FTM-350AR used in the camper and on my Spyder motorcycle.
  7. HAND HELD: Yeasu FT-60 Dual Band radio, Two Wouxun KG-UV2D Dual Band radios.
  8. OLD EQUIPMENT: Two Ranger AR3500 10 Meter Radio's, Two 10 Meter 500 watt amplifiers for the radios.
  1. Yaesu Quadra System (Yeasu VL-1000 Amp and VP-1000 Power Supply. Can put out over 1kw)
  2. Ameritron ALS-500M 500 watt amp, ARB-704 Amp interface buffer and ALS-500M Remote Control. Used with Kenwood TS-2000.
  1. Yeasu DMU-2000, Acer 16" HD Monitor, Yaesu SP-2000 Speaker.
  2. Yeasu SM-5000.
  1. Yaesu MD-100 Dynamic Microphone.
  2. Kenwood MC-80 desk mic.
  1. SignaLink USB for digital work with Kenwood TS-2000 and the FT-2000.
  2. Rigblaster Duo for Digital work for two radios. (Not used now.)
  3. MFJ-1263. (Used for one mic to operate both HF radios.)(Not used now)
  4. MFJ-616 Speach Intelligability Enhancer. (Used with the Heil Headset.)
  5. Headset: Heil Pro-set Plus.
  6. Foot Switch: Heil Foot Switch.
  7. Audio equipment: Behringer 1204 audio mixer. Using the Heil headset and Shure SM58 mic. (Not used now),  
  8. MFJ-624E Telepatch II, Deluxe Hybrid Phone Patch. (Used for MARS.)

    1: Cushcraft MA5B 3 element beam mounted 65. Five bands 20 to 10 meter. (My work horse.)
    2: Buckmaster OCF Dipole, Mounted 45' inverted "V", Seven bands 75/80 to 6 meters.
    3: Buckmaster OCF Dipole mounted 45' inverted "V", Eight bands 160 to 6 meters.
    4: FTD-65 and FTD90 Folded Dipoles.
    5: Hex Beam. 20 Meters to 10 meters.
    6: VHF/UHF J-Pole antenna, 2 meter/ 440 meter mounted 45' on tower.
    7: VHF/UHF J-Pole antenna, 2 meter/440 meter mounted on roof.
    7: Two Comet GP-3 2M/440M.
    8: Elk VHF/UHF antenna, 2 meter/ 440 meter Log Periodic.
    9: Cushcraft A270-6S 2 meter/70CM yagi antenna.
    10: Rotator: Ham IV. Used on tower for the Cushcraft MA5B antenna.
    11: Rotator: Radio Shack. Used for UHF/VHF antenna's.
    12: Rohn 56 Foot tower.
    13: Antenna switch: Ameritron coaxial 4 antenna switch with remote coax switch.

  1. Two Kenwood TM-D710 FM Dual Bander. One mounted on my 2003 Suburban and one mounted in my 2012 Silverado.
  2. Kenwood FTM-350AR mounted in the camper and my 2012 Spyder CanAm motorcycle.
  3. Antennas: HF: Eeagle 1 push up vertical diapole, Three UHF/VHF: Diamond 2 meter/ 440 meter.
Webmaster (W9MNC) Michael Condon

Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:06 PM