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Mechiel de Lange
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ZS3CD Ham Since 1993
South Africa

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My Ham Radio Interests
I farm with maize and cattle and love it. Also mad about radio comms.

Equipment
Radios FT2000 TS2000 TS940S FT857D
Amps TL922 MA1000B
Audio Behringer B2 Pro Behringer VX2496 / DEQ2496 / FBQ2496
NCS multi switcher
Antennas 160m horizontal loop. 80m inverted V. MFJ multiband vertical. Cushcraft X7. Diamond V2000. 26B2 Boomer for 2m. Hygain 215DX 2m. 6 over6 skeleton slot 2m.
2x 11 element stack UHF yagi.
Yaesu G2800DXC rotator.

Other Interests
Game hunting and ammo reloading.

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Another view of test antennas
Another view of test antennas

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Test phase for antennas
Test phase for antennas

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ZS3CD's Blog Post - 12/13/2009 2:08:55 PM

Antenna battle

Hallo to all. Please think about this and give me your ideas. The new tower has a 13 foot roatateble mast 65mm steel pipe 6mm wall. I want to put up a 2 element 80m and 3 element 40m yagi combined on one boom. Secondly a cushcraft X7. A hygain 26B2 boomer 2m and also a Hygain 215dx. Do you think it is possible and what order and spacing would you guys recomend.

Lets hear.
Thanks
Comment from ZS3CD 1/9/2010 12:03:18 AM
Wow i cant beleive there is no comment.
Or is there a problem with adding a comment.
Please some response.
73's

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ZS3CD Uploaded a Picture - 12/5/2009 12:15:39 AM


Closeup of cells
Closeup of cells

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50v 40 amp charger
50v 40 amp charger

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Power supply 0-50vdc 1000amp
Power supply 0-50vdc  1000amp

ZS3CD's Blog Post - 11/29/2009 1:59:02 AM

It is coming along

Hallo to all finally the new shack is in use.
Still lot of work to be done.
Hope this all will lead to more DX.

Thanks
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ZS3CD Uploaded a Picture - 11/29/2009 1:56:15 AM


Dont do this at home (old shack wire)
Dont do this at home (old shack wire)

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2m Skeleton slot
2m Skeleton slot

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MFJ vertical
MFJ vertical

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X7 been asseble
X7 been asseble

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Tower base
Tower base

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New tower waiting for all antennas
New tower waiting for all antennas

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Coax leaving shack
Coax leaving shack

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Ground Buss bar on outside
Ground Buss bar on outside

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Closeup main operating
Closeup main operating

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Radio repair side
Radio repair side

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EMI filters on all equipment
EMI filters on all equipment

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Coax run
Coax run

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Seperate ground for all
Seperate ground for all

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Buss Bar for 12v 24v 48v
Buss Bar for 12v 24v 48v

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Work space on back with AC DB box
Work space on back with AC DB box

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Main position
Main position

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ZS3CD's Blog Post - 8/29/2009 10:20:48 AM

New Shack

Its time for some change. I am busy with my new shack. I will post some pics as we go along.
Comment from CT1BWW 9/5/2009 5:05:29 AM
Hi Mechiel,
In my 30 years I've change my Schack probably six times. Always with more equipments, more cables .
I hope you have already study carefuly all details. I would like to give some in case you didn't remember.
1) Don't forget to include a good Circuit Breaker.
2)Earth connections must have a separate earth from your normal earth connections, if possible include a electricity Power filter ( not to uch expensive) Put all gears including Rotator Box Comand on earth Connections ( I'de a problem with Rotor Comand becuse one day I forget to connectr with earth)
3) Prepare to use more space for cables that you really need NOW. If you have HF, VHF and UHF please use different and separate cables if possible i mean from outside cable numbers: 1 to 8 HF 8 to 10 VHF and 11 and 12 for UHF. After mount my Schack i found that i miss some more space for cables, on the end there are 1 or 2 more antenna.
4) If possible give space between the gears good fresh air bettwen equipments, rig, amplifiers etc., if possible include more van on Amplifier area.
5) If possible use Toroids on Power cables, Microphones even Coax Cables to prevent any RF .
6) Use a good watch for UTC Time (even you using computer) NEVER CHANGE
Remmember after finish your work ceratinly you will see that missing something else.
Hope you accept my comments
73s from Marq/CT1BWW

Comment from ZS3CD 9/5/2009 3:45:48 PM
Thanks Marq you hit the nail on the head.\
Your suggestions are already high on my list.
Even planned space behind equipment for working there, a big problem at this stage.
Thanks

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