Amateur Radio Station
The hobby of amateur radio is interesting after more than 40 years and has undergone many technology changes over those years. Building and operating an ARS brings together many disciplines that enable communications around the world. Now with computer technology and the Internet, amateur radio has been extended into the digital world.
Many amateurs still operate "valve" construction radios so that tube technology, available at the beginning of radio, lives on; some examples show to the right.
Today, radios have become very small, utilize processors to run computer programs, and have the ability of change features through software updates - Software Defined Radio (SDR) - "Flex radios", "SoftRock", etc.
*** NOTE *** 145.330 repeater is in service 9/29/2013 with IRLP Node 7700 online / up; Echolink available.
- Newer 2005 Custom Home
- Acreage for lots of antennas
- No CC&R's & No close neighbors
- Spacious shop for hobbies
- Amateur Ration Equipment (licensed "HAMS" only)
- Two Towers
- Mosley TA-33 & Rotator
- Multi-Band Loop
- 75M Double Bazooka
- 2m/70cm Verticals (x4)
- Repeaters (x2)
- 240VAC in ARS and Electronics Shop
- FT-1000D (If not sold before home sale)
Note... Amateur radio equipment included with home sale only to licensed amateur radio operator.
3820 / 3737 / 3715 / 3810 Party - General information for July 2012 gathering remembering K6VHP/sk
Featured Homebrew / Modification Projects
Icom 2KL Power Supply Modification - (Details and photos)
KK6OS - Model Navy Ship (ask him for details and more photos)
Build your own microphone - provided by K6PRK. Specifically for use with the FT-2000. Instructions.
Mechanical speech processor anyone can build, compliments of K6VHP/sk. Example.