My shack is my fortress! :)
Since my website's domain name repeats my callsing, it must contain a page describing my ham radio shack, antennas, another devices. Unfortunately, I don't have much time to spend it on the air now. I like working SSB and SSTV. The second one I like because it is very informative. It's OK to hear that you are 59 but when you are shown your own image received by your radio-friend you can see it very good than, for example, in England my signal transmitted with my 5-watt FT-817 RIG was received clearly just with some lines sunk at QSB
- My page in QRZ.COM: http://qrz.com/db/R1BAN
- Main RIG: Yaesu FT-817ND
- I also have Yaesu VX-6R
- HF antenna: 10 meter band dipole at my balcony, also used for QSOs at 15 meter band.
- UHF antenna: Y2VHF - 2-ele Yagi that can be handheld or fixed at the home window
I'd like to have:
- Of course, a normal HF antenna suitable for lower frequency bands. During winter 15 and 10 meter bands are OK at my northern latitude as I hear the whole Europe from the Netherlands to Spain. But in summer those bands become quiet...
- 5 Watts for national class 2 category - it's so QRP!.. I'd like to have at least 20-30 Watts in my antenna. It's like riding a bicycle between heavy trucks! During contests it's even like riding a bicycle in the midst of military maneuvres!
- It's a good idea to make a 15 meter band Delta-loop for going out with!