Greater Louisville HAM Fest Winnings!!!

So I decided to go to the Greater Louisville HAM Fest this past weekend and see what it was all about. I ordered my tickets online and bought a few more raffle tickets to put in the box. Well it must have been my lucky weekend because I won the first place prize!! An MFJ-259c antenna analyzer. I have been wanting to get one of these for a while now.
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Icom 7300!! Well I think I have found my new base station radio!!!

Well after much research and contemplating I have decided that I am going to make the Icom 7300 my new HF base radio!! Now I just need to save up the money to buy it!!

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FT-857D Portable Case Is Finished

It seems like it has taken me forever to get this done and it is now complete.
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Portable FT-857D Box Progress

Well I have now received all the parts needed to do the final assembly of my FT-857D portable box for QRP work as well as traveling. Photos will follow soon with the build process and final assembly.

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Earchi End Fed Antenna Update

Well I have had this antenna for quite some time now and have made several contacts with it and I really like it. It’s going to be the antenna that I will be using for my portable HF rig. I am almost finished with my portable HF rig and I will have a full build post regarding that once its finished.

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Earchi End Fed Antenna

Well I received my Earchi End Fed antenna today.  Waiting on my Jackite 31′ fiberglass pole to arrive tomorrow.  I hope to have the antenna up this weekend to see how well it performs as a quick portable QRP antenna.

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Alpha EzMilitary Antenna

Well the Alpha EzMilitary antenna didn’t work as I expected it to so I sold it and now I am looking for a new portable antenna.  So back to the drawing board…

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FT-857D Has Arrived!!

The FT-857D has arrived and I am still sifting through the manual as I am still waiting on my HF antenna to arrive.  I decided on the Alpha EzMilitary 6-80m antenna and once I have it I will post up more info regarding this antenna.

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New HF Radio Ordered

Well I have decided that for my first HF radio I will be getting the Yaesu FT-857D and the LDG YT-100 tuner.  I am still working on what antenna I am going to use as this is going to be mainly a portable HF radio that I am going to put into a Pelican case.  More information to come!!

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Q Codes

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