1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
This forum does not allow a single user to have more than one username. If anyone wants to change their username contact an admin and it will be done. Multiple accounts belonging to the same member will be deleted without warning.

Finally got my Base Station up and Running!!

Discussion in 'Station & Mobile Pics' started by AmericanEagle575, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. AmericanEagle575

    AmericanEagle575 Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    272
    Well good afternoon Friends, as you might remember in my last post,I was slowly starting to put together my base station,well there's been a change in radios,went from the Ranger 2950 to the brand New Uniden 980 and the receive is night and day from the Ranger , it's so much better on the Uniden!!

    IMG_20200815_152314303.jpg Finally got everything hooked up to the Antron 99 and I checked the Swr on 1 and 40 and they were 1.1 on channel 1 and 40 was 1.3, didn't have to adjust anything!! I spent 2 hours on the roof getting everything ready ( my dad was my spotter just in case) and everything is going well!! I usually hang out on 38 LSB listening and my numbers are 575!!! Hope all of my radio friends have a great day and God Bless you all!!!



    Steve
    AE # 575
     
    Super60, Johnno, Drenalin and 14 others like this.

  2. L2

    L2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2018
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    373
    Nice station 575. Good dx today. Hope to catch you on the band.

    527 Meadowlands New Jersey
     
  3. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Messages:
    4,409
    Likes Received:
    6,798
    Looking good, those unidens are a great value that's for sure. I have the wireless MIC for mine and can sit at the bonfire out back and never miss out on the action. No backyard BBQ would be complete without one. I am usually on CH 20am, but I get up to 38lsb often, hope to talk to you.
    808 Central Delaware
    Chris
     
  4. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2018
    Messages:
    1,577
    Likes Received:
    3,967
    556 North Carolina will be listening for AE-575 Pennsylvania. (y)
     
  5. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 in the Lonestar State

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2016
    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    2,548
    Nice work, glad you finally got it in the air. Conditions were good today, hope to hear on there as I'm also a 38lsb guy. 828 in the Lone star state and I'm standin by!
     
    Drenalin, G GOLLY WAlly and 357magnum like this.
  6. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2014
    Messages:
    2,410
    Likes Received:
    3,320
    Looking Good ! AE 1183 in RI will be looking to make contact .But only chatted with another AE member since I joined almost 2 years ago . Good Luck ! (y):) Stay healthy & Safe ! 73 & God Bless ! Leo
     
    G GOLLY WAlly likes this.
  7. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    (y) Glad you're up and running, hope to have mine up and running next days off, barring any honey do projects. I already know I've got to paint the house and fill in and smooth the backyard where my above ground pool once stood.
     
    357magnum and AmericanEagle575 like this.
  8. zamboni

    zamboni Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    74 central Colorado wavin a hand
     
  9. dave457

    dave457 Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    Add a dsp unit for a extension speaker and your Rx will be even better
     
  10. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    20210131_003406.jpg
    Well, it's up and running. But nothing but dead air :( my antenna system is just temporary for the moment, but it's up and running.
     
    Crawdad, Johnno, S&W357 and 5 others like this.
  11. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,785
    Likes Received:
    2,180
    What are you using for the antenna system?
     
    Slowmover likes this.
  12. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    My 102 whip at the moment
     
  13. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,785
    Likes Received:
    2,180
    What's the long term plan?
     
  14. G GOLLY WAlly

    G GOLLY WAlly WDX 719 / Waldo on AM

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2018
    Messages:
    441
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    I think I'm gonna try and get a 5 element Gizmotchi for the house and put the V quad on the shop radio. Haven't decided if I'm gonna keep the 102 as my ground plane or go with a commercial ground plane. I'm still tossing around ideas in my head, I've got to get something stout enough for a 5 element beam, and a stout rotor. I've noticed a few flag poles around this little town not being used, their the old school wielded steel pipe, not aluminum.
     
    HomerBB likes this.
  15. HomerBB

    HomerBB Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    3,785
    Likes Received:
    2,180
    Lotsa big antennas.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!