Amateur Radio Shack

Explore the inner workings of the 2M0SQL Shack

HF Station

The HF position has changed a lot through the years but currently comprises of a Yaesu FT-950 (plus IF-2000 board connected to an RF Space SDR-IQ) with a Heil Pro-set Elite (DX Insert) headset & matching footswitch along with MFJ Manual & LDG Automatic ATU and a Signalink USB for digital modes.

The position has a dedicated computer all the amateur radio programs you are ever likely to need including Win-Test, N1MM+, FL-Digi, WSJT-X, MixW, CW Skimmer and Cloudlog (my own logging application).

  • EAntennas Multiband Dipole for 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m.
  • Homebrew Multiband Dipole for 30m, 17m, 12m.

VHF/UHF

The VHF/UHF position is primarily a ICOM IC-910HX which has a Sennheiser PC-350 headset and homemade digital mode + cat interface.

Antennas are Wimo X-Quads for 2m & 70cms and 23cms Helix, these are controlled using a Yaesu G-5500 rotator and connected to the PC via a ERC-M interface which allows automatic tracking of satellites using SatPC32.

Portable

The portable equipment is made up of a Yaesu FT-817 and a range of antennas including the HF Dipoles and a 2m SOTA beam and a selection of poles to support them. 

For portable satellite operation I have a Arrow Antennas – Arrow II.