This week we spotlight Randy Young, KH6IB.
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UNFORTUNATELY I WAS FORCED TO MOVE FROM A GREAT HAM LOCATION TO A LOCATION IN A VALLEY WITH ONLY A 40 METER BAZOOKA ANTENNA. RECEPTION IS POOR WITH CONSTANT PLUS 10 DB OVER S9 NOISE LEVEL . HOPEFULLY WE CAN LOWER THE NOISE LEVEL AND PUT UP A YAGI ANTENNA IN THE FUTURE. I WILL LEAVE MY OLD YAGI PICTURES UP TO REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES.
Please visit my website www.garymscreations.com/kh6ib for pictures of the old rig set up but antennas are basically the same.
The present rig is old and trusty FT-1000D with a Alpha 78 amplifier. I also run a Elecraft K3 exciter too. The antenna tuner is a Kessler AT-AUTO (Palstar AT-AUTO before the break up)
Antenna’s: Force12 yagi’s C4SXL @ 21 meters,C3 @ 14 meters, C3S @ 7 meters and a 80 meter loop (presently down for repair). Two yagis are mounted on the 72 foot tower 30′ apart. The fixed center yagi points to Europe. The fixed bottom yagi is on my balcony 30 more feet down points to the US.
To get a better view of the antenna system go to Google earth and enter 3448 Ala Akulikuli St, Honolulu Hi 96818. Go to full view then click on the camera centered in the picture. When the street view comes up scroll to the left and up to see my tower and stacked yagi system as mentioned above.
Mobile setup is a FT-857D, Hi-Q screwdriver antenna
We also have a VHF repeater tied to echolink, connect to KH6IB-L to chat to local hams
73’s & Aloha!
Added, not from his page.
Randy has a repeater at his home, 147.700 -, PL 123.0, Echolink Node 25070, Allstar A-1301