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One of my operating positions...

Postby NW7US » Tue May 12, 2009 3:41 am

I have two places at my home from which I operate my CW station. One is my regular 'radio shack' which is in the basement, in my office. The other operating position is in my travel trailer, which is parked in the backyard of my house. The pictures here show the trailer, the backyard, and the operating position inside the trailer.

The operating position:

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A closer look at my Navy WWII Signal Straight Key (used for signalling lights, not for radio, at the time):

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Some views of the trailer in the back yard:

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The center of the multi-band, multi-wire dipole antenna:

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Postby NT9K » Tue May 12, 2009 11:23 am

Hi Tomas, nice shack! You are an interesting person, been checking out your webpages. Lots of musicians in the SKCC. I play guitar and harmonica, used to play alto sax for about 10 years, but gave up the horn.

Here is what your flameproof looks like without the paint:
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Postby NW7US » Tue May 12, 2009 3:46 pm

That's a VERY sharp-looking key! How did you remove the paint and achieve such a sharp result?

I have another project I want to undertake sometime in the near future. I have a sounder that I would like to interface with the radio. I've heard that there is a sound-activated interface that allows you to use a sounder in place of your tone-producing speaker/headset. Ever see one of those?
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Postby NT9K » Tue May 12, 2009 4:24 pm

You can find more info on how I did that key on my website at:
http://www.nt9k.com/nt9k_diy.html

While this isn't exactly what you were looking for, for the KOB sounder project, its a starting point. Maybe someone will post something better.
http://home.comcast.net/~morsekob/index.htm
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Postby N6EV » Wed May 13, 2009 2:01 am

Tomas, I have and use sounders all the time in my QSOs. The driver circuit is very simple. I used the circuit out of the book "Keys, Keys, Keys!". Here is a crude version of the circuit on the W1TP site:

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Here is another version:
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Copying CW via sounder is a great kick. Almost like opening a window to the past. Here is a picture of the current setup. The black box under the rig is my driver circuit:

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Maybe we could try a Telegraph / Telegraph QSO some time?

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Postby k8jd » Fri May 22, 2009 3:15 am

This is an ex[periment to see if I can attasch a pix.
I guess not, sorry...
How did you do it ?????????????????????//
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Postby N6EV » Fri May 22, 2009 8:05 am

Used the same method you were trying. [img]and[/img] tags surrounding the URL of the image.
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Postby NT9K » Fri May 22, 2009 10:31 am

Was your image on a server somewhere? If so, does that website make you login? Does it change the image link?

To post images within your message, go view that image in a web browser.
Start composing your Forum message and click on the Img button. It will place the opening tag [img]on%20that%20line.%20Then%20you%20paste%20in%20the%20URL%20and%20again%20hit%20the%20button%20for%20img.%20That%20will%20close%20the%20tag%20with[/img].

You can type in the tags manually if you prefer.

Some image hosting services will change the link on you, just to prevent you from linking to it from another page. I think that may be the issue?
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Postby k8jd » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:44 am

NT9K wrote:Was your image on a server somewhere? If so, does that website make you login? Does it change the image link?

To post images within your message, go view that image in a web browser.
Start ?

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I have the images of my ham related stuff in a folder under documents\my pictures and not on any web site.
I usually have no problem sending pictures (.jpg) in e-mails but just cant do it here !!!
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my station

Postby k8jd » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:00 am

Anyway, I have some pictures in the SKCC photo page.
The gear consists of my TS520, used on 80M...with a dipole ant,, a TS440s used on 80-20M, a RadioShack HTX 10 ready for openings on 10M...it's connected to a 3 el Hy-Gain monoband Yagi.
Accessories incllude an Autek QF1 audio filter, a Hallicrafters HA-1 keyer, a MFJ Grandmaster keyer. Astron 12 and 35 amp DC supplies , A HamKey paddle wired for single lever operation and a Vectronics Iambic paddle, 2 J-38 straight keys. and a Vibroplex Champ bug.
Also have MFJ Cubs for 80 and 40M & a 9030 that come and go from the desk.
Mobile gear is a 2M fm rig from Radioshack, sitting on a shelf getting dusty and 2 Motorola 40 W, 16 channel CDM radios for 3/4 M FM.
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Postby NT9K » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:33 am

Yes, you have to upload the images to a server. Like you do for a sprint entry. I am pretty sure I have seen your photos in the sprint soapbox images. If you did upload one there, you could find that image and use the image link here and it would work.

I checked the images on the yahoo group and yahoo changes the links. It has a permalink, but it shows the entire page, not the photo, so that won't do any good.

The problem is the way this forum is setup. It was done that way to keep spammers from posting nasty photos. If you really want to upload a photo, email it to me and I will upload it to a server for you and send you back the link. Sorry for the confusion!
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w0aew station

Postby w0aew » Sun Nov 01, 2009 2:49 pm

W0AEW station

I use an old J-38 key I bought around 1990.
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