Equipment

AT HOME

Transceivers:

Kenwood TS-590 HF 100w.
Yaesu FT-857. HF-V-UHF 100 w.
LDG YT-100 antenna tuner

CW Keyer: K1EL K14 electronic keyer kit.

Antennas at home:
  • HF: Homebrew G5RV Jr. (28-7Mhz).
  • V/UHF: Homebrew vertical dipole on the window.
ON THE FIELD (Summits on the air)
Transceivers:
Yaesu FT-817ND. H-V-UHF 5w

Elecraft T1 antenna tuner

Baofeng UV5 SE HT V/UHF 5w

Eventually I use the FT-857 on some SOTA activations but due to its large consumption only on special days, as early morning activations oriented to work VK stations, and/or when a bit of extra power can make the difference.

Antennas on the field:
  • End-fed HWD 20m long (28-7Mhz)
  • Linked dipole for 24,14,10 & 7 mhz (RG-174 feeded)
  • SPX-100 9 bands HF telescopic antenna.
  • Norcal doublet 7+7m for HF (28-7 Mhz). (computer ribbon cable feeded)




Power sources: 
  • 12 v 8 Ah LiFePo4
  • 12 v 7 Ah SLAB
  • 11.3 v 4Ah Lipo