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PostSubject: Back at it...   Back at it... Icon_minitimeThu Mar 25, 2021 10:59 pm

So started getting all the shack back together...  First thing to go was all the digital mode equipment.
I used it a lot a while back, but found it was kinda taking me away from SSB. So decided to quit that.

I stupidly got rid of my FT1000, and now only have the IC 746. So linked the iMac up with that, and MacLogger DX.
Working a treat as my logging program, and I like to keep memories in the computer, rather than the radio, So that is my next job.

The Heil mic is all set up on the boom, so away I went. I worked 3 of the LMS special event stations today, conditions were poor.
But slowly getting back into it!

Now I have to take down the beam and rotor to service them, but may move them on. I am very tempted with the DX Commander vertical. Anyone here have one? I think the dipole may be coming down as well. It is a bit of a PITA in the summer, when we like to use the garden.

I guess, I was a little excited about getting the shack back into a working state.

Next, I have to get a radio into the new Cherokee, and the new caravan.  Without my wife knowing.
Anyone have any tips on that scenario please?

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PostSubject: Re: Back at it...   Back at it... Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2021 6:17 am

Hi Jeff,

Really good to hear about your foray back into Ham radio. 👍

Good luck with suggesting to your wife about installing a radio in your spangly new Cherokee.....

....that suggestion will conjure up pictures like this into her mind! 


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Something a little more discrete would be desirable. Wink


Joking aside, it'd be great to hear how you get on and maybe you can post up some pictures to keep us updated.

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PostSubject: Re: Back at it...   Back at it... Icon_minitimeFri Mar 26, 2021 8:09 pm

That picture is what she sees in her head with just one radio in the car! I do have a nice dual band set up in my VW.  But I lent the car to my son 4 months ago, The only time he let me have it back, was to take it for a service!

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PostSubject: Re: Back at it...   Back at it... Icon_minitimeSat Mar 27, 2021 5:59 am

Ha! Ha! Very Happy

I understand Jeff, I've got a wife and 'grown-up' children of my own too. Wink

Best of luck with it all and do let us know how you get on. Some of us are genuinely interested in others radio pursuits and it gives us the incentive to push on when there's an appreciative audience.


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Sounds like it is all coming together, Jeff. 👍
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This was my setup before the cull....  Still should of kept that FT1000.

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