Amateur Radio has been my hobby for over 60 years!
(I started very young.)
Field Day 2010
Roger operating 20 meter CW
Above is my ICOM IC-7200 and
matching LDG IT-100 autotuner.
There's also Kenwood TM741 VHF/UHF FM transceiver and an MFJ noise
It's all mounted in a rack cabinet with a 12 volt control and metering panel at the top.
It can be run from the 12 volt power supply to the left, vehicle or battery
I call it a "Shack" ( Ham radio station) in a box.
Below is my new antenna setup. The one on top is for
6meters, 2 meters and 70 cm.
Just below it is my wire inverted-V antenna for the shortwave bands.
This is my old "rig", which I still have, it's the relatively rare Kenwood TS-130V
(review) transceiver, the
low power version, with matching accessories. The keys are a Bencher paddle and a Hi-Mound 706
My antenna is a center fed 132 foot inverted-V with the center up 40 feet,
fed with 300 Ohm twinlead.
My FCC assigned call sign since 1958 is K9LJB and I have an
FCC Extra-class license. I have been active from
my automobile on UHF and VHF voice FM as well as short-wave CW-QRP (code-very low power.
Less than 5 watts). Yes, code from the car. I have some Collins, Hammarlund, WRL and
Heathkit radio gear from the 50's (Do you remember tubes?). I also have a
collection of telegraph instruments and memorabilia. I started a separate page
Ham Radio has given me some of the most interesting and exciting times of my life.
If you are a Ham or are interested in Ham Radio drop me an e-mail.
A Brief History of my
60 Years in Ham Radio
Pictures of my stations and equipment through the years.
Older pictures have been moved to their own page.
SKCC # 1595C
Valley Radio Club
Ham Radio starting places on the Web.
ARRL (The largest US Ham radio organization)
QRZ Amateur Radio Call Sign directory
collection of related links
Roger's Telegraph Instrument
a storm spotter from home.
Miscellaneous Ham Radio Links of Interest.
Globe Matcher AT4 Pictures for
N9ODY - Looking for schematic
Collins Mechanical Filter
Ham radio "Boat Anchor" Parts and goodies..
ebay store.. Tubes, sockets, Bud boxes, goodies
RF Parts What it says.
What do you think they sell?
Nice selection of parts.
http://www.oselectronics.com/cat_index.htm Lots of good older style parts, a bit pricey. (crystal sockets, coil forms
Parts Warehouse (eBay) resistors ceramic capacitors
tube data here.
Electronics books in pdf form, including old ARRL Handbooks.
pages including the Frank
Jones Radio Handbook of 1937
Receiver using tubes. Good links in article
transmitter and receiver. Nice looking.
ARRL Handbook 6AG7 / 807 Rig
technical article detailing a single 6CL6 transmitter
Approximate Air Coil Inductance Calculator
The results are valid only for one layer, tightly wound,
air core coils without gaps between the turns.
LC approx. Resonance Calculator
Windows Genuine "Advantage" discussion and removal info page here.
Software Association, BSA, in the Hall of Shame.
On Sept 13, 2009 KC9IDX, Frank Anderson, and I volunteered for the
Capital City Century 100 mile bike ride. Frank provided the deluxe