September 17, 2021

Steve West’s K1FRC Ham Page!

Welcome to K1FRC’s Ham Radio Shack on Airchexx.  If you’re here, you probably are a ham, or you have some interest in becoming one.  This page is dedicated to a few things I like, and some ham radio content.

Welcome to K1FRC’s Ham Radio Shack on Airchexx.  If you’re here, you probably are a ham, or you have some interest in becoming one.  This page is dedicated to a few things I like, and some ham radio content.

ARRL Field Day 2021

I’ll be operating from home on commercial power this year.  What that means is, I’m in my own home shack not using a battery backup.   K1FRC will be on 80-6 meters, all modes – although mostly digital stuff.  I intend to operate a lot of PSK, RTTY and even CW this year.   I’ll also be on the 144 and 430x mHz bands, FM simplex and SSB from downtown Beacon Falls.

You’re looking for K1FRC, 1A CT.  GOOD LUCK & 73!

Below is my Ham Radio Log.  This only goes back to June 2020 when I got back on the HF bands. 

The Top radio is an Icom IC-718.  That one is on the air now at the shack.  I have a 20 meter dipole up only about 15 feet at the highest point but I do get out when conditions are right.  New power cord, Power supply is an Astron 20A.  Really doesn’t push the rig as it should and I’m only getting about 45-50 watts out on digital modes.

The second radio is my dream rig.  It only goes for 12,000 at Ham Radio Outlet…. I could put that down on a new car!!!  Its there just so I can dream and see what my savings goal is for one day.  Right now I have to rebuild the antennas and get a better power supply.

I’ll see ya on 20m BPSK-31 or Olivia one of these days, or you’ll hear me calling CQ on 75 meters… Need a bigger stick for the lower frequencies… not getting out much but ya never know!

73 y’all and stay safe till we meet on the bands!

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