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Brian Sokol
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W9SRK Ham Since 1984
United States

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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

Other Interests
Boating - Sailing
Radio Control Model Airplanes and Helicopters
Computers - Building Computers, Web Site Creation, occasional gaming

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W9JXN Tony Sokol Relative3 Request Connection
K1NWB Charles Walsh Group, Association or Club11 Request Connection
KW4VL Victor Langley Other468 Request Connection
KA6KBC Bill Brown Other17 Request Connection
W8STU STUART W. UNDERWOOD SR. Group, Association or Club160 Request Connection
KQ4Y Rick Abshier Group, Association or Club3 Request Connection
KJ4ENS David Westphalen Colleague40 Request Connection
N5FKW James "jim" Lotspeich Other43 Request Connection
DU1KUQ Greene Herrera Other160 Request Connection
VK2HV Paul Hanna Group, Association or Club111 Request Connection
PA1WLB Willem Luijten Friend91 Request Connection
N4MJG Jackie Green Other12 Request Connection
KE5PGE Mike Hammond Group, Association or Club9 Request Connection
V89NIZ Nasran Haji Bachee Other1 Request Connection
K4GSG Glen Smith Other13 Request Connection
DY1TPS Theo Sanchez Friend113 Request Connection
AB9QU Bill Carter Other26 Request Connection
WB4IUY Dave Hockaday Group, Association or Club372 Request Connection
DU1EC Ernest Clark Friend3 Request Connection
KB7BRW Allan Frankenhauser Other1 Request Connection