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This week we spotlight the Recreational Amateur Radio Station for Navy Sub Base Pearl Harbor, KH6SP.

KH6SP – Recreational Amateur Radio Station for Navy Sub Base Pearl Harbor.  On air at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Wahiawa Annex for Winlink/Winmor Operations colocated with two other Winlink RMS stations: KH6UL and NCS369.  All three stations share one rack, laptop, and solar powered battery banks with over 1000AH/day capacity.  Trustee is Gus MacFeeley, NH7J. System administrator is Tom Overman, W2AIT.

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The antenna system is a Navy TCI-507-1 “Quad Rosette” consisting of 4 each 22 element vertical log periodic arrays arranged from a center 150 foot tall tower and oriented to North, East, South, and West.  Gain is 12dB to the front, 5dB to the sides, and unity to the back.

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KH6SP Winlink service is provided by a dedicated Yaesu FT-857D, SCS Dragon P4 modem, and a signalink.  The program runs as a separate Trimode Winlink instance on the same laptop used by KH6UL and NCS369.

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KH6SP is on the East facing TCI-507-1 antenna system. Operates PACTOR 2 & 3 plus Winmor) on 7104; 10143; 18107; & 144251.500 (VHF).  This station augments the Winlink service to the Maritime Mobile community while also serving as a local ECOM Winmor node for the Hawaii ARES organization.  For more information on Winlink see: www.winlink.org

You can visit the organization’s QRZ page at https://www.qrz.com/db/kh6sp

 

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