Spent some time at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum today planning the logistics for a special radio event that we are having there on Armed Forces Day, May 15th. Steve-K4SDJ, Mac-KF4LMT, and I arrived at the museum around 2:00pm. No radio work today as we spent our time surveying suitable spots to set up a radio station, run feedline, and put up an antenna. Looks like the perfect spot to set up the station will be under the left wing tip. We'll run our feedline up on top of and along the wing then out the doors that open out to the courtyard. Looks like we can use a couple of light posts to hoist a dipole antenna (probably a G5RV for multi-band) between. Next week we'll install some pulleys and cleats on the light posts.
We have secured Special Event callsign W2W for the event. I'm working with Jane and Brenda at the museum to create some QSL cards. Jane is also going to have some photos of the radio compartment blown up for display under the wingtip. In addition to our amateur radio station, we'll also set up the BC-348Q Reciever that we've been working on so that visitors to the museum can listen to a real WWII radio. Should be alot of fun!
I am a member of the Coastal Amateur Radio Society and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Radio Club and am currently serving as a new ADEC Metro Atlanta ARES. I am also a communications unit director with the Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief Communication Team and a volunteer with the Red Cross SAF (Service to Armed Forces). Been married to Lorie for 31 years and have five children ranging from age 18 to 29. I have one son that served as an Infantryman in the US Army who served in Iraq and a daughter that is serving in the Georgia National Guard. Ooooooaaahh!!!
Yaesu FT-857D for HF and UHF Yaesu FT-2800M for VHF Kenwood TS-440S Kenwood PS-50 Power Supply Kenwood SP-430 Speaker Kenwood MC-60 Desk Mic Astatic D-104 Desk mic Yaesu VX-7R Quad Band Handheld Radio Shack Pro-96 Digital Scanner Astron SS-25M DC Power Supply RIGrunner 4008 DC Power Panel LDG Z-11 Pro Autotuner MFJ SWR Wattmeter LDG FT Meter Yaesu MD-100 Desk Mic RadioShack External Speaker G5RV for 80M thru 6M G5RV Jr. for 40M thru 10M Homebrew J-Pole for VHF/UHF Homebrew ground plane for 2m/70cm RS ground plane ant for Scanner Comet CF-416 Duplexer MFJ-259B Analyzer Dell 530S to run all radio related sw Ham Radio Delux Program Echolink Program Winlink Program Bu-Tel ARC96 Scanner sw La Cross WS-3610 Weather Station B&D Portable Power Station Honeywell HW2000i generator
Mobile Station Components
Yaesu FT-857D for HF Yaesu FT-1802M for 2 meters Icom ID-800H for UHF and D-STAR Yaesu VX-2R HT for portable op RS Dual band magmount antenna Low profile magmount for 2 meters Low profile magmount for scanner High Sierra Sidekick antenna for HF