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Thursday, 04 May 2017

 

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Replaced a county owned Alinco DR-235T 220MHz radio with one of my own for the Emergency Kit.

Decided to upgrade my packet system with a Kantronics KPC-3+ TNC.  This will allow the station to remain on the air and provide coverage for the west side of our county.

Added a new dual band HT to my collection, a 7 watt Baofeng UV-5RW in November 2015.

Added a new DMR HT to my collection, a Tytera DM-380. Arrived from Connect Systems October 28, 2015.

In May 2014 an Alinco DR-635 dual band radio was added to go in my second vehicle.  Along with a Diamond SG7500A antenna with Opek AM-204-7 trunk lip mount, this completes the installation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Organization memberships:
ARES
ARRL
ARRL VE
CERT
RACES
Skywarn
Emergency Coordinator (Saginaw County ARES)
Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association (SVARA)
Saginaw County Citizens Corp

Ham Radio Equipment

Emergency Kit: (power options) (photos)
  • Alinco DR-620T dual band transceiver w/EMS-57 DTMF Mic
  • Alinco DR-235T 220 MHz w/EJ-41U TNC (for packet), EMS-57 DTMF Mic
  • Telescoping 2 Meter J-pole antenna w/tripod base
  • Comet SBB-2 dual band is a 2 meter and 440 MHz mobile antenna (for back of set, short range)
  • Diamond MR77 144/440 MHz magnet mount antenna
  • Jetstream JTPS14, 14 amp power supply
  • MFJ-812B SWR meter (144/220 MHz)
  • Jetstream JTSP7 External speaker
  • West Mountain Radio PWRGate PG40
  • West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4005 power panel
  • 26aH AGM battery 
  • 1000 watt BlackMax BMi1000 Inverter portable gas generator
  • Panasonic Toughbook CF-29 computer
  • Dell E310dw laser printer

Kenwood TH-D7 dual band transceiver, Garmin StreetPilot GPS (used for APRS)

Accessories: 

  • TrueNorth RH200M Radio Chest Dual Harness (for portable operations)
  • PowerPort HM-33 Radio Gear Harness (for portable operations)
  • PowerPort HI-36 Radio Wallet (for Dual Band & 220 HT and accessories storage)
  • Tuff Rino High Visibility Emergency Jacket and safety vest (Class 3)

HT "Go" Kit: - listed to left 

 

What's New

4/26/17 - Motorola Astro Saber P25 VHF HT

11/09/16 - Comet GP-3 antenna and Comet CF-416A duplexer

3/22/16 - Alinco DR-235T 220MHz radio

3/14/16 - Kantronics KPC-3+ TNC

11/19/15 - Baofeng UV5R7W 144/444 dual band HT

10/28/15 - Tytera DM-380 UHF DMR HT

06/15/15 - Heil PMD-6 Headset/Mic with control cable and footswitch, carry bag

06-05-15 - SDR Panadapter for my Kenwood TS-480SAT

05/16/15 - N4PY Radio Control Software and Flex Radio Control Knob

04/08/15 - New Ten-Tec 715 RF Speech Processor

07/8/14 - New Ten-Tec EagleAT 599 transceiver with 940 power supply

05/16/14 - New Alinco DR-635 mobile radio

 



 

 

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Licensed in 2003 as KC8YVF I am active in amateur radio as the Emergency Coordinator for Saginaw County Michigan and with the Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association.

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