HAM SHACK DETAILS

 

Home Maidenhead Grid #EN54sf  /  N44.24911  W88.41683  / Appleton, Outagamie Cty, Wisconsin, USA / UTC-6 CDT (-5 CST)

- House is at 787 feet above sea level.

 

Power side of the shack:

- AGM battery bank for 400 A/Hr total

- Primarily charged with two 95 watt monocrystaline solar panels

- MorningStar MPPT model SS-MPPT-15L solar charge controller
- Astron RS-35M power supply as backup to solar
- Both feeding West Mountain Radio PWRgate PG405
- Fed into the N8XJK Booster regulator

- Protected by West Mountain Radio PWRguard Plus

- All Anderson Powerpoles

 

The VHF/UHF side of the shack:

- Driven by ICOM IC-2200H at up to 65 watts output on 2M with 1:1.1 SWR from 146.500 MHz to 147.400 MHz.

- Mirage B-310-G 100 watt 2M linear.

- 35 feet of LMR-400 with N type connector at antenna base, N connector inside attached to Diamond CX-210 N type switch.

- Diamond X510M/N antenna base is at 787+40=827 feet with 8.3db gain at 144 and 11.7db at 440. 

- Tested rig to antenna base feed-line loss at 1.2db for net gain of 7.1db / 10.5db.  ERP = Log^-1 (7.1db / 10)*65watts = 333 watts.

 

The HF side of the shack:
- ICOM IC-7410 HF rig with every option loaded but no mods

- Heil Proset headphone with boom mic

- MFJ Voice Keyer 434B

- LDG AT Pro-100-2 autotuner
- 55 feet of LMR400 with PL249's feeding
- Zero-Five Broadband 36 vertical with E/W ground plane wires 1 each direction with antenna base mounted 5' above ground

 

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Portable Operation:

- AGM batteries

- Charged with two 95 watt monocrystaline solar panels

- MorningStar MPPT model SS-MPPT-15L solar charge controller
- Powerwerx SPS-30DM switching power supply as solar backup

- Honda EU1000is inverter generator
- All feeding West Mountain Radio PWRgate PG405

- Powerwerx DC Inline Watt Meter and Power Analyzer
- Fed into the N8XJK Booster regulator

- Protected by West Mountain Radio PWRguard Plus

- All Anderson Powerpoles

- Yaesu FT-857D modified

- Consolidated brand RG-58/U foam coax with 0.6db loss at 50 feet

- BuddyPole portable dipole antenna on 19 foot tripod

- Tuned with the MFJ-269 analyzer

 

 

 

 

Updated on 12/05/2015 07:38:34 PM