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Album: My Base Rig

These are photos of my base... a Uniden Washington 40 channel SSB unit, 2 Astatic D-104s and a Radio Shack swr/power meter. It&#039;s all hooked up to the homemade dipole antenna mounted on the deck of my house.<br /> <br /> I mostly use the black mic with the T-UP9 stand. I&#039;m not sure if it&#039;s a &quot;Special&quot; or not, but it seems to work very well.<br /> <br /> I don&#039;t talk much on it, but I sandbag quite a bit, mostly on am but lately I&#039;ve been trying to hear some of you guys on 38 LSB with no luck. I do hear lots of others though. I call out occasionally but haven&#039;t had any long-distant contacts yet.<br /> <br /> My dipole has a very good swr across all channels but needs to be mounted much higher. I hope to eventually get a tower &amp; directional antenna but gotta&#039; save some up cash first.

My Base Rig

Updated Aug 9, 2014 - Taken at My shack near Wright City, MO
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These are photos of my base... a Uniden Washington 40 channel SSB unit, 2 Astatic D-104s and a Radio Shack swr/power meter. It's all hooked up to the homemade dipole antenna mounted on the deck of my house.

I mostly use the black mic with the T-UP9 stand. I'm not sure if it's a "Special" or not, but it seems to work very well.

I don't talk much on it, but I sandbag quite a bit, mostly on am but lately I've been trying to hear some of you guys on 38 LSB with no luck. I do hear lots of others though. I call out occasionally but haven't had any long-distant contacts yet.

My dipole has a very good swr across all channels but needs to be mounted much higher. I hope to eventually get a tower & directional antenna but gotta' save some up cash first.
Taken at My shack near Wright City, MO
  1. Tripple Nickel
    Tripple Nickel
    Just curious which plug you used for the D-104. I've seen adapters to make the change. Do you mind sharing what you used, as well as the wiring diagram. Thank's,
    David aka Tripple Nickel 555
  2. Gumby
    Gumby
    Hi there! Sorry it took a while to respond but I just noticed this. For the plug I ordered 2 5-pin plugs brand new from a seller (texxcomm) for $7.00 on ebay. I just checked his "store" and he still has them. For the wiring I found & used the 'Astatic Wiring Guide' on cbtricks.com. (http://www.cbtricks.com/mic_manuals/astatic/astatic_wiring_handbook.pdf) No adapters used, wired directly using the 5-pin plug. Hope this helps!

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