Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7UUU, Jun 4, 2020.
That 751A is sweet!
I had Yaesu FT-897D with tuner as my first rig. I had it before i got my callsign last year.
Wanted a qrp rig, so sold it. Also because i didn't like to operate with it.
Still have the GPM-1500 antenna in my basestation
I have an 897 here but it developed a couple problems. I found the menu system to be a pain. I now run a Kenwood TS-570D which I really like. Best of luck with the QRP stuff
Yes, i felt the same pain
Thank you, 73
My first wasn’t even mine! I used my friends a he had a Knight transmitter that I kept helping pay the FCC fines for harmonics and a old reciever I don’t remember. We were 12 and thirteen years old then he has passed and I am 77 now just got my General a couple of years ago and still working on the extra.
My first set up was used last 2 years was a Kenwood ts570dg.
Now ave got a Yaesu ftdx10 and am loving it.
Ain't even had QSO on it yet.
Hopefully get a few this week.
Still need to buy new antenna (cobweb)
Started out in '54 running QRP on 40 Meters with a homebrew 6AG7 crystal controlled transmitter and one-tube two-stage regenerative receiver (soon replaced with a BC-455 WW2 surplus "command" receiver) coupled to a folded dipole made from 300 Ohm twinlead.
Defunct radio and TV sets were prime sources of parts.
Found a picture my first transmitter and receiver.
The transmitter is a replica I made several years ago, the receiver is the original.
BC 459 - S-76- Home brew antenna tuner- 135 foot end fed wire...1953. Worked great Wkd 40 Mtr. CW
Bob...W6PU ex W6PLH...Ex K2DGT LI NY (1953 )
My wife (W8VRD) and I are newer to HAM Radio, her father was a life long HAM (W8VR sk now) so she has been involved to some degree her whole life.
Our first shack is also our current shack.
An Icom 7800 with a Nye Viking tuner, a Icom 275-H along with an Icom 820-H and a few cheaper handhelds.
Our antenna is a Diamond
X-300A for 2m/70cm mounted 16 feet above the chimney on a 2 story farm house and a 800 ft loop that needs to be hung higher for our HF needs.
Works well for us at the moment.