Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Receive Antenna Project

With the approach of the fall and winter seasons here in Florida, I am getting ready to install a new lowband
receive antenna system. I will be installing a DX Engineering two direction beverage antenna which uses ladder line for the antenna wire. It will be directed towards Europe and  the South Pacific. I have been clearing tree branches that have grown over the last couple of years to make room for the new antenna and additional supports. I hope to have the project done by the middle of October.  

73 and good DX from N4EK!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Radio at N4EK

Well, it's been quite awhile since I posted to the blog but it has been really busy here at the N4EK qth. We have done alot of upgrades to the house including new laminate floors which required completely removing all the radio equipment so the new floors could be installed. Shortly after that a trip to the Orlando Hamfest resulted in an upgrade to the main radio from a Yaesu FT1000MP to a TenTec Orion II. I'm really happy with this rig but I am still in the learning mode and finding out more everyday how to better utilize this rig.

73, Ed