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Ricky West
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W4KQB Ham Since 2009
United States

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KJ4KVL

My Ham Radio Interests
Collect and refurbish Collins,Drake,Swan, Heathkit, Yaesu,Dentron.
Like DX and local ragchews. Work 2 m local repeaters here in Virginia.

Equipment
Running a 756 Pro III, Yaesu 897D,Drake TR7, Heathkit SB 1000 amp,Ameritron 1300s,Collins KWM 2A and a SB 104A.
Using the 270' OCF Buckmaster dipole. Dual band Diamond for VHF /UHF
mobile is a Dstar 880H and the 897D

Other Interests
Made the EXTRA on 08 MAY 2010-finally!!

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Lifetime member ARRL.

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The Flex-5000A
The Flex-5000A

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The FT-2000D
The FT-2000D

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N7JBH
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SB 104A-mint
SB 104A-mint

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The Collins
The Collins

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The 756PRO III and SB 1000
The 756PRO III and SB 1000

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The SB 104A group
The SB 104A group

W4KQB's Blog Post - 2/21/2010 3:43:00 PM

Updated-12/17/10

Well-enjoy the ham radio stuff!!
I collect boat anchors-see my pics-also at qrz.com and W4KQB.com. Have a ball working DX. Invite fellow Heath and Collins owners to send tips on equipment use. I also have aquired Drake, Yaesu, Swan, Dentron stuff that I am refurbishing .

Am always in the market for swap and shops.
Drop me a line.

I run a 756 ProIII with a Heil PR 781 boom mic,Yaesu FT-2000D with the Heil PR-781,Yaesu 897D-mostly for VHF /UHF base ops and HF in the truck, Sb 104A, KWM 2A,SB 1000 amp,SB 221 amp, Ameritron -ALS 1300 solid state amp,Drake TR 7 , Flex-5000A and always testing other rigs .

Like to see your pics. Thanks for stopping by.
Always remember our Troops and never forget 911!!!
73's
God Bless-Ricky
W4KQB
Comment from N7JBH 3/12/2010 12:06:24 PM
Hi Ricky,
I like to collect old "boatanchor" stuff too, much less sophisticated than your stuff though. I collect old novice rigs from the 1950's, here's the lineup:

2ea. Heathkit AT-1
2ea. Heathkit DX-20
2ea. Knight T-50
1ea. Johnson Viking Adventurer
1ea. Homebrew 6AG7/6L6 open chassis XMTR, similar to Ameco AC-1.
2ea. Hallicrafters S-38
1ea. Hallicrafters S-38C
1ea. Hallicrafters S-41G
1ea. Hallicrafters S-53A
1ea. Echophone EC-1
2ea. Lafayette HE-10
1ea. Lafayette KT-200
1ea. Lafeyette HA-63
1ea. National SW-54
2ea. Atlas 210X XCVR w/Turner desk mike
1ea. Alda 103 XCVR w/Turner desk mike

The rest is modern state of the art stuff with no character!
If you need any parts/rigs, let me know, I may be able to part with some of it.

Abdul N7JBH

Comment from W4KQB 4/6/2010 9:54:24 PM
Thanks for writing. Stay tuned-I am renovating the shack. So-qrz pictures are under construction.

I am adding a Flex radio 5000A to the lin-up. Should be interesting.
73's
Ricky
W4KQB
If you are looking for something, let me know. I may have it.

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I lost my tubes
I lost my tubes

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As you can see-I am behind
As you can see-I am behind

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Some testing stuff
Some testing stuff

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The amp waiting room
The amp waiting room

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The 2000X
The 2000X

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Guess who?
Guess who?

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The other Collins
The other Collins

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The 897D
The 897D

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Ricky's shack
Ricky's shack

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