AF6SA Amateur Radio Station, El Dorado Hills, California, QRA: CM98lq
Located in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains on a residential lot with CC&R antenna restrictions.
Rotatable antenae are located on the house roof and the rest are made from wires between oak trees.
Antennae on house roof: 2x9 Xpol 144MHz + 2x19 Xpol 432MHz Az/El rotatable Sat/EME. Mosley MP-33 + 6M add-on.
AF6SA + KK6VIX on Big Hill. Solar powered, new 12Vdc portable rotation
Shack is located in an outbuilding with 240VAC/30A service, Gigabit Ehternet and AC/Heat pump.
- Transceiver: Kenwood TS-2000, ICOM IC-7100
- HF Solid state Power Amplifier Ameritron ALS-600 + upgraded LPF board, automatic band change, PIN diode QSK and RS-232 port. See my ALS 600 Retrofit project.
- Antenna tuner LDG AT-600ProII remotely controlled with home build tuner interface.
- Rotor controllers are home build AE-21 , remotely controlled with PstRotator software over the Wi-Fi network.
- Home build CAT and sound interface.
- Kenwood TM-D700 FM and Packet.
- Kenwood TH-F6A FM base / portable.
Antennae: Photo album
- Windom 80M-10M about 10M above ground.
- Mosley MP-33 Tribander for 20M - 10M. 6M 3el add-on single coax feed
- 160M Helical top loaded vertical 57ft
- 80M top loaded wire vertical 50ft
- 40M wire vertical
- Vertical wire Delta loop for 40M, usable on 30M and 15M with tuner.
- 2x9 element X-polarised 144MHz G0KSC LFA Yagi with home build polarity switch and LNA NF=0.4dB. Polarity can be switched to Horizontal, Vertical, LHCP or RHCP.
- 2x19 element X-polarised 432MHz Yagi with home build polarity switch and LNA NF=0.5dB. Polarity can be switched to Horizontal, Vertical, LHCP or RHCP.
- Tri Band 145/220/440 home build copper J pole.
- RX crossed loops,1.25M dia, H/V polarized. AAA-1C amplifier by LZ1AQ
- Kenwood TM-742A tribander with 50/145/220 modules
- Diamond CR-320 or A-M3B 145/220/440 ¼ GP
- Home build 26” Hamstick for 50Mhz
Portable Station: Photo album
- TRX: ICOM IC-7100
- All 12Vdc power. Solar panel 100W + 100Ah battery
- 6M 3el by DK7ZB
- 144MHz 5el + 432MHz 8el dual bander by DK7ZB
- Portable rotation - Wi-Fi Rotor controler AE-12 inside a TV rotor