Did the first update on my radio matrix splitting gear between home and the Island:
QTH Main Rig Knob Modern Rig Amp (for Moderns)
Home Flex-6700 TenTec Jupiter Alpha 9500/QSO King 6m
Island Flex-6300 TenTec Paragon II Expert 1KW
QTH Vintage Rig Amp for Vintage
Home Collins KWM-2A Collins 30L1
Island Collins Full S-Line(1) Collins 30L1
QTH Antenna 1 Antenna 2 RX HF Vertical
Home T-8 LPDA W9INN 1/2 Sloper Pixel Loop TBD – 1
Island Hexbeam $$ W9INN 1/2 Sloper n/a GAP Titan DX
QTH Transceiver Directional Antenna Omni Antenna
Home Yaesu 1800 T-28 LPDA TBD – 1
Island Yaesu 1900 # TBD – 2 N6JSX Copper J-Pole
TBD-1 – looking at a “flag pole vertical” which may cover both needs
TBD-2 – Initially not a priority
# – may have an Uliboard Interface added
$$ – island will have a W9INN Spacesaver 160-10m dipole as well.
(1) Full Collins S-Line setup consists of: 32S1 Transmitter, 75S1 Receiver, 312B-4 Station Monitor, 516F-1 Power Supply, 30L-1 RF Amp, N3ZI Digital VFO with Memories, Autek QF-1A Audio Filter, SM-2 Clone Mic, Collins Speaker
The Hexbeam is a SP7IDX Mark II HD that Waldi is building for me.
The Island feedline is on the way – between the shack and the tower I have enough 1/2inch Andrews Superflex hardline coming to do two separate runs. Feedine will transition to DavisRF’s Buryflex for the vertical run (as the tower is a crank down, the hardline is not the right material for the whole feed), a combination which should bring the feedline losses quite low – adding in the vertical run up the tower and the jumper into the shack proper I calculate total system loss less than 1.5 dB loss for the entire feedline at HF and a loss just over 3 dB at VHF/UHF. These losses are about half of what I have at the home QTH due to the very long feedline runs there.
Note the Island would also gain a Pixel Loop RX Antenna but only if I added a rig that would use it to do diversity reception. The Flex-6300 cannot do this.