The WE9V Station Description

Here is my station in 2008:


This is how I have my station layout. It is mostly built for SO2R operation. Starting from the lower-left, and going clockwise:

  • Ameritron AL-1500 Amplifier
  • Telephone (for answering TVI complaints)
  • Elecraft K3 (new in 7/2008)
  • Homebrew automatic SO2R controller (two homebrew band decoders drive a two-of-ten homebrew SO2R antenna switch and two Dunestar model 600 bandpass filters)(temporarily on top of K3)
  • Television (for slow times)
  • Main computer running Writelog and 3 LCD displays (19", 22", 19")
  • 2nd tower rotator box on top of computer case(Ham M)
  • Two Alfa Spid rotator controllers (barely visible to left of FT-1000)
  • Yaesu FT-1000
  • Homebrew stack selector (Both, upper, lower)(behind coffee cup)
  • Ameritron AL-1500 amplifier

Here was my station previous to around 2006:

WE9V Station

This is how I have my station layout. It is mostly built for SO2R operation. Starting from the lower-left, and going clockwise:

  • Swan MkII amplifier (pair of 3-500Zs) (Now replaced with a Ameritron AL-1500)
  • Television (for slow times)
  • Yaesu FT-920 (HF+6M) (secondary station) (Now replaced with a borrowed FT-990)
  • Telephone (for answering TVI complaints)
  • Main computer running Writelog
  • Homebrew automatic SO2R controller (two homebrew band decoders drive a two-of-ten homebrew SO2R antenna switch and two Dunestar model 600 bandpass filters)
  • 2nd tower rotator box (Ham M)
  • Yaesu FT-1000 (main station)
  • Main tower rotators (upper for top KT-34XA and 2el 40, lower for lower KT-34XA and 6M)
  • Homebrew stack selector (Both, upper, lower)
  • Ameritron AL-1500 amplifier

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