WA2HIP - Start Page Current date is - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 19:26:28
GMT date is - Monday, August 21, 2017 - 23:26:28
Your IP address is - 54.196.101.118
Host is - wa2hip.com

 
Mid 2011 to Present ============>
 
Current station consists of:
  • Icom 7200 Transceiver - Primary - Added 12/2012
  • Icom 725 Transceiver - Reserve
  • Heathkit SB-201 Linear Amplifier
  • Signalink USB - Added 9/2012
  • MFJ-969 Tuner
  • MFJ-752 Audio Filter
  • Daiwa 660PA Wattmeter
  • Heathkit HM-2140 Wattmeter
  • MFJ-826B Digital Watt/SWR meter - Added 6/2013
  • Heathkit SB-610 Station Monitor
  • Samlex SEC-1235M Power supply - Primary - Added 1/2013
  • Astron RS20M Power Supply - Reserve


 
Current Antennas ============>
  1. 20, 15, 10 Meter Fan Dipole at 28 feet (8.5 meters) with East-West Broadside
          {Note common mode choke (Ugly Balun) homemade with 15 turns of RG8X on plastic coffee container}
     
  2. 20 Meter Hamstick Dipole at 43 feet (13.1 meters) with North-South Broadside
    1.  
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Fan Dipole (Foreground) and
Hamstick Dipole (Upper Background)

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Fan Dipole (Foreground) and
Hamstick Dipole (Upper Left)

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Fan Dipole (Foreground) and
Hamstick Dipole (Upper Left)

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Selected SWR curves for my antenna system        (Note: The Excel Worksheets available on request via Email
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20, 15, 10 Meter Fan Dipole SWR Curves


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Fan Dipole SWR vs. Efficiency Curves


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20M Hamstick Dipole SWR Curves
Also showing difference with passing thru Amplifier

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Group 0 - Special Projects

Group 1 - General Interest & Reference

Group 2 - Maine & New England Related

Group 3 - Oregon Related

Group 4 - Other Reference

Group 5 - Propogation Related
 
 
Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:
Status
Status
 
From n3kl.org
Space Weather Overview
Current hemispheric power input map


Auroral Map
Current hemispheric power input map


Solar Cycle Progression
Graph showing current solar cycle progression


 

Group 6 - ICOM Related

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Click for Provincetown, Massachusetts Forecast Click for Saint Cloud, Florida Forecast
Click for Far Rockaway, New York Forecast Click for Anchorage, Alaska Forecast
Click for Old Town, Maine Forecast Click for Manchester, New Hampshire Forecast



 
Old Station Setup
Early 2007 to Late 2008 ============>

 
Ham Station

Ham Station - Early 2007 thru late 2008
 
 
Ham Station

Ham Station - Early 2007 thru late 2008
 
 
75, 40, 20 Meter Fan Dipole

75, 40, 20 Meter Fan Dipole -- East-West Broadside

Early 2007 thru Late 2008

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20, 15 Meter Fan Dipole

20, 15 Meter Fan Dipole -- North-South Broadside
Suspended Below First Dipole Shown on Left Frame

Early 2007 thru Late 2008

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