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  1. Hamshack Phase III

    OK, Hamshack Phase III is underway. Phase IIIA will be the installation of a new antenna, a Hy-Gain AV18VQII, an 18 foot, 5 band trapped vertical. But Rick, you live in an HOA, how are you gonna get an 18foot antenna past the prying eyes of the HOA? Simple, Iím going to make a tilt mount, similar to the Hy-Gain tilt mount ($69.99). It is simple enough in design to reverse engineer. I figure about $20.00-$30.00 in parts from Home Depot. Of course this weekend threw a little snag in the plans- the ...
  2. OK, this is new to me.

    Never had a blog before, should be interesting. It comes at a good time radio wise as I'm about to undertake some shack improvemtns, known hereafter as "Hamshack Phase III".

    Phase I was simply getting my VHF/UHF station set up INSIDE the house. previously is was me on my HT outside pointing the Sat antenna at the repeater.. At the completion of Phase I, I had the FT 8900R and the Diamond 2000a triband antenna set up. Nice to be on the net without either freezing or sweating, ...