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W3CPO's Ham Shack - John Young


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John Young
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W3CPO Ham Since 2011
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w3cpo

My Ham Radio Interests
Old boatanchor equipment. I like SSB DX on 20 & 40M. I've been seriously involved in radio & electronics since 1959 (my first issue of Popular Electronics is dated December, 1959). I was too pompous to take the Novice test in the comfort of my electronics teacher's home, so I went for the General Class back in 1967 when the code test was tough. I got dusted and put HAM radio on hold for 45 years. I was testing and aligning my old AM stuff for sale on eBay when I got interested again. The whole story is on my QRZ and Flickr pages.

Equipment
- Swan HF-700 CX SSB Special (dual 8950 outputs, 450W PEP)
- Swan HF-700CX "regular" (dual 6LB6 outputs, 400-450W PEP)
- Swan HF-700S SSB Special (dual 6MJ6 outputs, 300W PEP)
- Yaesu FT-101E (100W output)
- Kenwood TS-930S (120W PEP, my baby)
- Kenwood TS-830S (120W PEP, very fun rig to use
- Kenwood TS-130S (vacation & beach rig)
- Atlas 210X (everyday portable rig)
- Hammarlund HQ-170C (works great, so does clock)
- Scopes, Meters, LCR's and too much other stuff to list.

Other Interests
Mountainbiking, fishing, photography, etc.

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W3CPO Updated Profile - 5/18/2014 10:41:39 AM


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The FT-101s were very pretty rigs. The only flaw in mine is the "ding" in the bezel
The FT-101s were very pretty rigs. The only flaw in mine is the "ding" in the bezel

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Latest version of my shack. I added a Kenwood TS-830s
Latest version of my shack. I added a Kenwood TS-830s

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 1/10/2013 7:17:11 AM


My "New" portable rig. Coupled to my MFJ2286 "Big Stick" portable antenna, it reaches faraway places like the Canary Islands, and Ukraine.
My "New" portable rig. Coupled to my MFJ2286 "Big Stick" portable antenna, it reaches faraway places like the Canary Islands, and Ukraine.

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 1/10/2013 7:14:45 AM


A home away from home. (remote QTH)
A home away from home. (remote QTH)

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 1/10/2013 7:11:54 AM


Yes, I've decided to go portable! And yes, we do have stupid politicians (window sticker). This unretouched photo was taken with a Nokia N8 cell phone, BTW
Yes, I've decided to go portable! And yes, we do have stupid politicians (window sticker). This unretouched photo was taken with a Nokia N8 cell phone, BTW

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 1/10/2013 7:10:12 AM


Latest shack picture. Note the digital display in the "new" Kenwood rig.
Latest shack picture. Note the digital display in the "new" Kenwood rig.

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 5/3/2012 8:29:59 PM


This was my shack when I first got started
This was my shack when I first got started

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My bible when I was a kid
My bible when I was a kid

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Aligning my HQ-170C
Aligning my HQ-170C

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 5/3/2012 8:27:30 PM


To quote Tommy Lee Jones in No Country for Old men, "If it ain't a mess, it'll do 'till the mess gets here!"
To quote Tommy Lee Jones in No Country for Old men, "If it ain't a mess, it'll do 'till the mess gets here!"

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 5/3/2012 8:24:13 PM


Early Yaesu rigs had some problems with marginal mica capacitors.
Early Yaesu rigs had some problems with marginal mica capacitors.

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 5/3/2012 8:23:23 PM


Tearing down a Yaesu FT-101E. It needed repair also but I only paid $150 for it.
Tearing down a Yaesu FT-101E. It needed repair also but I only paid $150 for it.

W3CPO Uploaded a Picture - 5/3/2012 8:21:44 PM


My first rig needed some work. But I only paid $270 for it on eBay
My first rig needed some work. But I only paid $270 for it on eBay

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A pic with my mug in it.
A pic with my mug in it.

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A current picture of my shack
A current picture of my shack

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My classic O'scopes!
My classic O'scopes!

W3CPO Joined My Ham Shack - 5/3/2012 5:41:13 AM


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