Ham Radio Station K5RKS (Hansel is in lower left corner) -- April 2005
K5RKS Radio Shack -- February 2006
K5RKS Antenna -- Cushcraft ASL-2010 Log Periodic
Precision Frequency Reference: Hewlett Packard 3336B Synthesizer/Level Generator using 10Mhz GPS disciplined clock
Homebrew Software for Fast Fourier Transform and Waterfall Display
Old time "boat-anchor" Heathkit station that was setup temporarily during the first few months of 2004
San Jose QTH -- Picture taken April 2004
Using scaffolding to reconfigure Hy Gain Explorer 14 beam. The setup was modified to enable operation in the 10, 15, 20, and 30 meter bands. The old configuration enabled operation in the 10, 15, 20 and 40 meter bands. The reconfiguration involved shortening the driven element and changing the setup on the beta match. The 40m capacity hats were removed. This reconfiguration was performed in April 2004.
Close up view of antenna in new configuration. Lick observatory is the silver dot just barely visible on the summit of Mt. Hamilton.
Homebrew transmitter is crystal controlled using a 1625 final. Receiver is a beat up Hallicrafters SX-28
Practicing CW for novice exam
Novice Class Amateur Radio License
WV6DCF LogUpdated -- December 2, 2013