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The below is quite old. I now have an InLogis RF PRO-1B magnetic loop (formerly Pixel) for receive only which dramatically cuts out noise. Coupling the Windom and the loop, I've been working quite a bit with my new Yaesu FTDX-3000 barefoot.
After being out of Ham Radio for quite some time (roughly 19 years) I'm just now getting back into the hobby.
I've also lost my "antenna tree" due to rot, so I'm now working on configuring an inverted L so I can get my little TS-120 back on the air.
Update: I now have a Carolina Windom 160 Special up in the air, although it's only 20 feet up so the last 2 feet of the vertical radiator and the balun are on the ground. I'll get a standoff tower up soon to get it up to 30 feet or so.
Update 2: I now have a Kenwood TS-430S which is incredible compared to the TS-120.
Update 3: I now have a refurbished Heathkit HW-101 Transceiver, Collins 30L-1 Linear and Collins 180S-1 Antenna Tuner. Finally I have the ability to get on the air with some "fire in the wire" and with an all tubes station.
Yaesu FTDX-3000 - Transceiver
Heathkit DX-60 - Transmitter
Heathkit HW-101 - Transceiver
Collins KWM-2 - Transceiver
Collins 30L-1 - Amplifier
Collins 180S-1 - Antenna Tuner
Drake R-4A - Receiver
Drake T-4X - Transmitter
Kenwood TS-430S - Transceiver
Kenwood AT-250 - Automatic Antenna Tuner
Kenwood TS-120 - Transceiver
Heathkit SB-610 Monitor Scope
Icom IC-22S - Xtal Controlled 2 Meters Transceiver
Icom IC-2AT - 2 Meters Handheld
Icom IC-04AT - 440 Handheld
Icom IC-M5 - Marine Handheld
Heathkit HM 2140 - Wattmeter
Boating - Sailing
Radio Control Model Airplanes and Helicopters
Computers - Building Computers, Web Site Creation, occasional gaming
Collins Collectors Association - http://www.CollinsRadio.org