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February 14, 2019



February 14, 2019



February 14, 2019

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Rigs & Antennas



I try to keep my rig and antenna on a fairly simple level.

So no expensive towers or fancy antennas, just simple wire- or vertical antennas.

My home don’t have to look like something any coast radio station would be envious about, so my antennas are simple and almost invisible, good for my neighbors, good for the environment and good for my wallet.


“Antennas should be heard, not seen”



The Shack

The Shack

The shack setup. As you can see it’s very simple.

The computer is for logging only as well as lookups in QRZ.COM a. o. The computer will never be a part of the radiocommunication whatsoever.

On the table you can my Bencher BY-4 and Kent Twin paddles TP1-B. To the right my Vibroplex Original.

Soldering iron and screwdriver?
My workbench is in the opposite corner of the shack and is really not worth taking photographs off yet 🙂

CW on a PC? Never, I want to have fun.


Elecraft K3 and P3

Elecraft K3/P3

This is my main station.

It’s equipted with ATU, Sub-receiver and 100 Watt output. 

The P3, Panadapter, which gives me an excelent wiew over the band I’m working on.

The radio has 11 bands, 6 m through 160 m. The optional 2 m module is not implemented in my radio.

PSU: Diamond GSV-3000, 30A at 13.8VDC (Not shown).



RM BLA 350 Linear

RM BLA 350 Linear,
300 Watts output.

I have always worked my stations barefooted,

But I have to face the fact that bad conditions and competition with 1 kW stations make it difficult with 100 Watts.

You might say; why not 1 kW? Simply for security reasons and that with 1 kW I would put the nearest surrounding area TV and radio down.

The beast was delivered and used for the first time on February 12, 2019.


Racal RA17L

Vintage tube communication receiver.

Freq. range: 0.5 through 30 MHz.


Inverted L antenna

Inverted L antenna

Ground Plane antenna

Ground Plane antenna

Inverted L antenna.

9 meter high glassfibre telescope mast (wire inside) and abt. 23 meters horisontal wire. The horisontal wire slope a bit towards the end.

With a coil installed at the feedpoint I can also work on 160 m band. For the moment I have to switch the coil manually on and off. Plan to do that remote with relays when weather get warmer.

With my ATU, I can set SWR to 1: 1.0 on all HF bands, incl. 160 m, but I will mainly use it for 40 – 160m bands.

The antenna is still on the experimental stage.




Ground Plane.

Feedpoint on rooftop (chimney) up abt. 9 meters (17 meters ASL).

The antenna are mainly used for 10 – 30m bands.

The antenna is made of an old Hy-Gain 18AV vertical with the coil removed. For the moment I tune the antenna with my station ATU, but planned to install a remote ATU at the feedpoint.


Bencher BY-4 paddle

Bencher BY-4 paddle.

Perfect for my stiff fingers (hi).

My first choice of paddles.



Kent TP1-B paddle

Kent TP1-B paddle

Very heavy and solid. Nice to use.

Vibroplex Original

Vibroplex Original

Including round vario arm.


Vibroplex Vibrokeyer

Vibroplex Vibrokeyer

My first bug.

Single lever and also nice to use.

Vibroplex Square Racer

Vibroplex Square Racer,

Iambic paddles.

Magnetic tension, easy to ajust and use.



CWtouchkeyer, P1PAD
Iambic paddle.

No moving parts or contacts, you just have to touch the paddles.

You have to pratice a lot, not easy to use. It CAN be very sensitive to HF on some bands, but else nice to use.

Is available in many configurations, with and without internal keyer Electronics. My model have only the paddle Electronics and I use the internal keyer in the K3 transceiver.

GNT hand keys

Great Northern Telegraph Co (GNT) handkeys

Two different models.

The black one is similar to the one I – for many years ago – learned the art of CW.

My arthritis wrists do not allow them to be used daily, but they are touched once in a while.

Previously used stations.

Ten-Tec PM2B QRP transceiver, 2 Watt, modified to 5 Watt output.

Yaesu FT-200 transceiver, 100 Watt output.

Atlas 210x transceiver, 100 Watt output.

Yaesu FT-101ZD transceiver, apx. 120 Watt output.

Yaesu FT-840 transceiver, 100 Watt output.