Station

WC2L Station
My current station is modest by some standards. As many hams do, my station has changed many times. I have had things from basic wires to my current station I have not had a lot of time to operate recently. I am in the process of trying to get my station a bit more ready to operate. This is always a work in progress.

Current radio: Yaesu FTdx-5000MP
Current Amplifiers: Ameritron AL-1200
Antennas: Cushcraft X9, XM-240, D3W, 75/80 vertical dipole, 160 vertical dipole all on on HF
Rotors: CDE-Hygain Ham IV with the Green Heron RT-21 Controller
Tower: Tristao TX-455 (currently a US Tower TX-455)
Tuners: TenTec 238 Tuner
Home Brew 40-160 meter Remote Tuner with a vacuum varible (TNX WA1KKM!!)
Accessories I use a KK1L 2×6 antenna switch. This is a great SO2R or just a great switch for two radios on one antenna system. There are a couple of keyers and other items kicking around. I have tried to keep things simple but automated. There are a few other new projects on the near horizon.

I have three basic PCs for daily use. One is currently running Windows 7 (email and work), the next one is running Windows 7 for some ham radio stuff and the other is running Linux Mint Debian. I do have a couple of other machines kicking around. The packet node is currently running AR-Cluster v6 on a Windows 2003 server. The WEB site had been running on NetWare 6.5 Small Business server with Apache as the WEB server. I have decided to move it off to a commercial site. The WEB server is hosted by Scott KA9FOX at QTH.COM. I have a WEB interface for those who want to monitor things from the office.

The new addition to the station is my desire to learn Linux. I am currently set up for Windows or Linux. My contest logging software will be KB on Linux and N1MM + on Windows. I am currently configured to use CQRLOG on Linux, but have been playing with jLog to run on my SuSE Linux box. The only issue that I have with jLog is the radio control. There is also new TRLog for Windows….