KD5TFD Station

I have equipment to operate on all the amateur bands from 160 meters to 70 cm. Most of my HF operating is on 40 and 20 meters.


I have a collection of radios in the shack. The primary radio I use for HF is a Kenwood TS 2000. For local VHF/UHF repeaters I've got a Yaesu 8900. An ADI AR 247 is used for the 220 MHz band, most of which is simplex traffic.

I've also got a Yaesu FT 840 I use as a backup HF rig and an SDR 1000 that is an experimental software defined radio for HF.

I've also got an old Kenwood 7930 and kit built W2FS KISS mode TNC setup as a packet station.

As can be seen from the picture, it's a bit of a crowded setup. One of these days I'll build a new shelf to spread things out a bit more.


I've got an assortment of wire and vertical antennas setup. They're all fairly simple antennas, and much closer to the ground than I would like. Maybe someday, I'll have a tower and a good antenna setup.

As can be seen from the picture, I've got an assortment of antennas. From left to right, the antennas are:

  • 220 MHz Arrow J Pole, 160-80-40 DXLB Dipole, 20-15-10 DXEE Dipole
  • 2m/440 Arrow Jpole, 6 meter loop, 10 meter inverted V dipole
  • Discone, 137 MHz Quadriillar Helix for WX Satellites
  • 2m copper J pole, 2m big wheel.

I've also got 20 and 17 meter inverted V's strung up in some of the trees. Would like to get a resonant wire up for 30 meters one of these days.

Comments to: Bill Tracey (kd5tfd@ewjt.com)

Last Updated: 1 May 2004

Copyright © Bill Tracey 2004