Amateur Radio Station K5RKS

K5RKS came on the air in March 2005 after the move to Oklahoma City Oklahoma

Ham Radio Station K5RKS (Hansel is in lower left corner) -- April 2005

K5RKS Radio Shack -- February 2006

K5RKS Antenna -- Cushcraft ASL-2010 Log Periodic

Frequency Measurement Test

Precision Frequency Reference: Hewlett Packard 3336B Synthesizer/Level Generator using 10Mhz GPS disciplined clock

Homebrew Software for Fast Fourier Transform and Waterfall Display

K5RKS Biography

Amateur Radio Station NQ6C

NQ6C was shut down in December 2004 as a result of the move from San Jose California to Oklahoma City Oklahoma

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.

Amateur Radio Station WV6DCF

Downey, California -- November 1958 - September 1959

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


Updated -- December 2, 2013