Andrew White ZL3CC

amateur radio in Aotearoa / New Zealand

Equipment

Main Station

  • Kenwood TS-590SG transceiver 160m – 6m
  • Inverted-L antenna approximately 34 metres long, 7 metres high, coax-fed through a home-made 4:1 Un:Un
  • Wouxun KG-UVD1P VHF/UHF handheld
  • Home-made 2m/70cm off-centre-fed sleeve dipole per W7LPN

Other

  • Yaesu FT-857D transceiver 160m – 70cm
  • Yaesu FT-757GXII HF transceiver
  • LDG Z-11Pro II auto tuner
  • Dentron Jr. Monitor manual tuner
  • SignaLink USB digital soundcard
  • Yaesu VX-170 2m handheld
  • Yaesu FRG-8800 receiver with VHF module
  • foldingantennas.com 5-band folding hexbeam (goes up on special occasions of rare DX or contests)

SOTA

  • Yaesu FT-857D transceiver (usually 10w output)
  • 5000mAh LiPo 4S battery, with bridge rectifier to drop voltage per VK2QR
  • SOTAbeams “Band Hopper 4” link dipole for 80-40-30-20m (sometimes with the 80m legs removed to reduce weight), also ok on 15 and 10m
  • coaxial-cable sleeve dipole vertical for 2m
  • SOTA pole 7m telescopic antenna pole

Mobile

  • Yaesu FT-7800 dual band VHF/UHF FM transceiver
  • Dual band VHF/UHF vertical, fender-mounted
  • when HF is required, either of the Yaesu transceivers is used with a set of helical whips for 80/40/20/15m mounted on a tow-bar bicycle rack.
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