My ham radio station
As you can see, my set-up is really simple. I`m using:
Icom IC 7200 as main TRX on HF 80 m to 10 m
Icom IC 703 for mobile and portable operations
Yeasu FT 817ND for holiday and portable operations
Icom IC32E hand held for 2 m and 70 cm
New: Icom ID51Eplus hand held for 2 m and 70 cm
Kenwood TR 9000 FM/SSB/CW for 2 m (my first TRX)
SDR RX Funcube dongle pro +
Tuner AT502 by hamware.de (automatic controlled and true balanced)
Master Keyer MK1 by Ham Gadgets
Schurr Profi 2 (modified) and Kent double paddles
Headset Heil Pro Set Plus
No amplifier in use.
My antenna is a 13 m doublet dipole, about 8 m above ground and 21 m above sea level. Using the parallel tuner I can operate ervery band from 80 m to 10 m. It`s doing a good job for EU but I have
made also a lot of QSOs around the world. Up to now I have worked 141 DXCCs (confirmed) using that small antenna.
Very small paddle by Palm Radio
The German Junker key
CW is my favorite mode. Nearly 100 % of my QSOs are in CW. I think it´s the best choice when using low power and small antennas.