Building a Super Station by K1TTT – Lulu Download or Book

Ok, here is one great value if you are building a station – Building a Super Station by David Robbins K1TTT

Here are reviews on eHam: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/6573

At you will find the download or the book at Lulu : http://www.lulu.com/k1ttt

History of the construction of a Ham Radio super contest station. 21+ years of construction, reconstruction, and maintenance at K1TTT with tips for both big and small contest stations

K1TTT’s website is: http://www.k1ttt.net/

Here is the Table of Contents:

Contents

Introduction …………….ii
Contents …..iii
Figures …….vii
Evolution ……1
The First Year ……..1
Growing ..7
The First Tower Party ..11
And now for some operating! …..13
Spring Cleaning 1986 ..16
And Growing …….22
And Growing Some More ………..28
And Still Growing .. …48
One more big growth spurt! ……..71
And Still Growing? Well, not for a while ..82
Happy Birthday! .. ….108
Inventory ..116
Property …………..116
Outside ……………117
150’ 20m Tower …..117
60’ Misc Tower ……118
120’ 10m Tower …..119
120’ 15m Tower …..120
180’ 40m Tower …..121
Other Stuff …..122
Inside …126
VHF Station …127
80m …………….128
10m …………….129
40m/SO2R ……130
20m …………….132
160m …………..133
15m …………….134
Cables ..135
Contest Scores Summary ……………136
The Land ..154
Where to go? ……154
Finding ……………154
Zoning and Covenants …………..155
Neighbors ………..155
Start Small ……………156
Single op to multi-single transition ………..156
Thinking Big ………..157
The Vision ……….157
Keep it simple ….157
Radios …………….158
Planning the outside layout …….158
Keep notes ……….159
Planning the Inside layout ………159
Buy vs. build furniture ……….159
Lighting ……….160
Power! …………161
Baseband noise control ………162
Computers ……….162
Insurance …………163
Hardware ……..164
Liability ……….164
Adjusters ……..164
Antenna Support Structures ………..165
Selecting the type .. ..165
Installation ……….165
Bases, anchors ….166
EHS vs. Philly vs. Insulators and other guy wire things …….166
Grounding ……….168
Putting the mast in the tower ….169
Antennas ..171
Buy or build …….171
Wire or aluminum ……171
Vertical vs. Horizontal …………..171
Refurbishing used antennas ……171
How long? ……….172
Stacks ..172
Dedicated spot antennas …………173
4-squares and other phased verticals ………173
Inverted V’s vs. Loops …………..173
Beverages ………..174
Insulated Copperweld vs. other wires …….178
“Improvements” .. ….179
40-2cd …………179
Yagi Element Vibration ……..179
Telrex sleeves .. ….180
Boom vibration ……183
Oddities …………..185
Backwards 10m Yagi ………..185
Tribander poisoning …………..185
Sub-Harmonics from floating transmission line ……………185
Amps ……..187
Buy or build? ……187
New or Used? …..187
Tubes …187
Auto or Manual ..187
Cable and wire ……..188
75ohm hard line .. ….188
Use good cable …188
Above or below ground …………188
How to support cables ……………189
Lightning protection …190
Rotors, switches, phasing boxes ….192
Buy or build? ……192
Simplicity is nice .. …192
Single band on a coax ……………192
Remote switches .. …193
Simple stack matching vs. bought boxes ..193
Outside Enclosures …..196
Tools ……..197
Chain saws ………198
Wrenches …………199
Crescent hammers ……199
Pliers, cutters, and other nasty things ……..200
Misc Stuff ………..202
Socket sets ……….203
Belts and harnesses ….204
Buckets ……………205
Pulleys and other rigging ……….205
Come-alongs ……206
Other specialty stuff …206
Capstans, winches, cars, tractors, and other lifting power ….208
Ropes! …………….208
Cranes and Helicopters ………….209
Gin Poles …………209
Inside Tools ……..210
Doing the work …….214
Planning, planning, planning ….214
Ground control to Major Tom… ……………214
Rigging – or how to break a boom in one easy lesson ……….214
Knots – back to the basics ………215
Tripods – get out Boy Scout lashing book ………….215
Trams – the easy way up a tower …………..217
Tilt and tip – working in 3 dimensions ……220
Having the fun ………221
M/M Operators …221
Guest Operators and recruiting ..221
My call, your call, club call?? …222
Propagation ……..222
Goals …224
Special Techniques ….224
Spotting network notes ………….225
Food and drink …227
Sleeping …………..227
Checklists ………..227
Maintenance …………230
Annual inspections …..230
Repairs – Danger, Will Robinson! …………231
Repair or replace? ……232
How long do things live? ……….232
Trees and Weeds .. …233
Technical Miscellany ……234
Filters… ………….234
Stubs ….235
Analysis of Single Coax Stub ……………237
Analysis of pairs of Coax Stubs …………239
419A input isolation …243
Sub harmonic analysis …………..244
Cheap TDR ……..246
Tuning gamma matches …………249
50 vs. 75 ohm cable …250
Hard line connectors from plumbing fittings ………250
Cheap Doppler DF …..253
Yaesu G-xxxxSDX series control box problems …255
Temporary fix for stuck indicator: ……..255
Replacing indicator motor: ….256
Rotor turns faster one way than the other: ………257
‘Rain’ static ……..258
TV RFI cleanup ..259
Many ways to do 4-squares …….261
TS-870 Beverage Switch ……….265
U-L-BIP-BOP ….266
Yaesu CAT mod .. …267
The End ….268

An absolutely awesome collection of information!

Check it out – well worth the modest download or book price!

 

Recommended!

73

Steve
K9ZW
 

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