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N7JBH
Abdul Hamlan
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N7JBH Ham Since 1984
United States

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KA7UDW-Novice, Technician.

My Ham Radio Interests
Main Home rig is a Yaesu FT-840 with LDG-11MP autotuner feeding an Alpha-Delta DXCC multi band dipole, highly compromised in the attic up about 15'.. Still works fairly well, considering.
Like to collect/restore old Novice CW rigs from the 1950's.. It's a wonder anybody made any contacts with the equipment back then.. Selectivity as wide as a barn door, frequency drift, rock bound XMTRs, DPDT knife switch for antenna switch over.. I've actually made contacts with my boatanchors, but it was alot of work, after being spoiled with modern state of the art rigs.

Equipment
Yaesu FT-840, Patcomm PC-9000, Atlas 210X, Alda 103, MFJ-9040, MFJ 9020, Tecsun PL-600, Vectronics 1W 40M CW transmitter kit, Heathkit AT-1, Heathkit DX-20, Knight T-50, Johnson Viking Adventurer, Homebrew 6AG7/6L6 CW transmitter, Hallicrafters S-38, Hallicrafters S-38C, Hallicrafters S-53A, Hallicrafters S-41G, Echophone EC-1, Lafayette HE-10, Lafayette KT-320, Lafayette HE-63, National SW-54

Other Interests
Flying-1500hrs TT CP SEL MEL IA, Guns, '95 Harley Dyna, Reading, plastic models, Scuba diving.

Work as an electronics technician for a defence contractor to the US Air Force at Nellis AFB, specialize in ground-to-air radio communications.

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If you could only operate one band, which one would it be?

From N7JBH

1/24/2010 7:00:51 PM (1 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


If I could only use one amateur band, it would be 40 meters, hands down. 24 hr propagation, regional during the day, DX at night. Not affected by Sunspot cycles, or lack thereof, as much as the higher bands. Only drawbacks are the need for a really big antenna, and SW BC station QRM at night.


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by VE3TMT 1/24/2010 7:29:29 PM

For me it would be 20m. Nice wide band, lots of CW, PSK, RTTY and SSB activity. Good for local communications as well as DX. And no broadcast stations to dodge.

Max
VE3TMT


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