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Let’s Make RF

Since unpacking my radios from the move, it’s been great to get back on the air. My Elecraft K-Line is working well with the 80m doublet, Hustler 6BTV, and a 40m dipole.

My wife came across an older Ameritron AL-811 at an estate sale this week. It’s now happily producing RF for me along with the warm glow of a tube amp. That’s something I’ve been missing since parting with my AL-80B.

I’m back!

It’s been a while since I’ve been on the air. Actually, a bit over 3 years since my Elecraft K-Line (K3, P3, and KPA500) has been out of storage and powered up. It took a full day to get everything out and hooked up along with getting my old Hustler 6BTV setup. Everything worked as expected and I made a couple of contacts on 40m. I need to get the 160/80m wire antenna up.

This being the first time I’ve operated from our property in TN, it’s nice to be in a relatively RF quiet place compared to our previous QTH in SC.