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    Default KJ6FNP/pending change to W6QX - howdy from NorCal

    Howdy HRF folks!

    Jim here from Northern California - just wanted to say HI!

    Radios: Flex 5000C (currently replacing the internal PC motherboard and hard disk), Yaesu FT-857D, Yaesu FT-2980, Yaesu VX-6R, Wouxun KG-UV9D Mate

    Built my first 2m antenna about 2 years ago - a basic copper pipe J-pole. Works good, no gain, but fine for local stuff.
    Built a 7 element 2m yagi out of 2x4 boards and aluminum tobing from a scrap yard - 16 feet tall - was a test / for fun project - worked great! Still have the antenna, dismantled the 16 foot mast.
    Will be putting up a Diamond A144S10 10 element Yagi Beam Antenna in the next 2 weeks or so.
    Planning to put up a ZS6BKW antenna - ts a design from ZS6BKW (aka G0GSF), similar to the G5RV, but it actually resonates on five bands, (well 6, actually) and doesnt rely on a tuner (ATU) to make it work.

    Recently got hold of three (3) Alliance U-100 antenna rotors AND their control boxes. Best part? $FREE. All of them require maintenance or possibly repairs, but... $FREE

    Had a blast at my first Field Day, camped 2 nights on site.

    Hmmmmm... that's it, for now!

    73,
    Jim
    'May your propagation go the way you want' ~me

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    Hi Jim, welcome to HRF.
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