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Discussion in 'Station & Mobile Pics' started by VE3TMT, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Sr. Member

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    shack.jpg tower.jpg Sold the FT990 and picked up a mint FT950, SP2000, Astron VS-35M and other gear. Really liking the FT950. Also made a homebrew 6m Moxon and threw that up on the tower.

    Looking forward to spending cold winter days inside the shack.


     

  2. RatsoW8

    RatsoW8 Supporting Member, W9WDX ARC Member - WD8T

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    Wow Max...you've come a long way with your station since we traded radios back in the early 2000's. Way too neat and clean ;)

    I miss my 950. Is that Yaesu FL-2100 you've been working on?
     
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  3. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Sr. Member

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    That's the one. Just need to give the case a new coat of paint.
     
  4. gamegetter

    gamegetter Well-Known Member

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    very nice setup!
     
  5. 2RT307

    2RT307 Sr. Member

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    Very, very, nice... killer setup! Just curious how you did the lighted meters on the 2100? I have a clean one sitting in my attic that I need to drag out. :)

    73,
    Brett
     
  6. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Sr. Member

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    Hi Brett,

    Thanks,

    I used 12V LED strip lighting from eBay, 3 in each meter. They mount on the inside of the meter covers, and fed thru the meter housing to the inside. I mounted a small 12V adapter inside to power them. Check out the Fox Tango Yahoo group for details.

    Max
     
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    What tri-bander is that?
     
  8. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Sr. Member

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    It's the Cushcraft A3S.
     
  9. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Sr. Member

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    Recently swapped the FT-950 for an FT-1000 Mark V Field. What an amazing radio!

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  10. BBB

    BBB Well-Known Member

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    Nice shack. I really like the FT-1000MP series (y)

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  11. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Sr. Member

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    I need to get the 250Hz filter for the Field. I do a lot of RTTY work and really noticed it this past weekend during the ARRL Roundup contest. The 950 had DSP filtering that would go down to 100Hz bandwidth. I have to say, without the optional filters in the 1000, the 950 is a much better performer for digital modes.
     
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  12. 2RT307

    2RT307 Sr. Member

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    I've always heard good things about the Mark V's. Just curious... is that real tile on your desktop, or the linoleum that looks like tile? Either way, it looks great.

    Also, do you have the plans for your home brew 6 meter Moxon?

    73,
    Brett
     
  13. VE3TMT

    VE3TMT Sr. Member

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    Hi Brett,

    I don't have the Mark V Field anymore. I sold it and picked up another TS-2000, big mistake. I traded the Kenwood for a Yaesu FT-2000.

    The desk top is linoleum self stick tiles I picked up 3/$1.75 at the local dollar store. It really dresses up the desk.

    You can get dimensions for the moxon here:

    http://ab1jx.1apps.com/ham/calcs/moxon/index.html

    Max
     

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