My current station

On this page you will find a short description of my current radio station.

Satellite antennas In the picture to the right you can see a part of my current antenna setup.

  • Wimo X-Quad 2x6 elements for 2m
  • Wimo X-Quad 2x9 elements for 70cm
  • Diamond HB9CV for 6m
  • Wimo GPM-1500 vertical for HF
  • Discone for 50-1500 Mhz

  • The satellite antennas are mounted on the roof of my house (10 metres high) on a Yaeasu G5500 AZ/EL rotor. There is a 360 degree free field of vision.

    Both beams are connected to polarisation switches which allow me to switch both beams independently between horizontal, vertical, right hand circular and left hand circular polarisation.
    Also in the mast are mounted a SSB SP2000 2m preamp and a SSB SP7000 preamp for 70cm.

    The HB9CV for 6m is on a seperate roof mount. At the moment this antenna is fixed in E-W direction. In a seperate mast a GPM-1500 vertical antenna for working the HF bands and a Discone antenna is mounted which is currently connected to the PCR1000 receiver.

    My current shack is on the top floor of my home. My main gear is:

  • Icom IC-R20 (allmode wideband receiver) for portable operation
  • Yaesu FT-817ND (QRP allmode transceiver HF, 6m, 2m, 70cm) for portable operation
  • Icom IC-7400 (allmode transceiver HF, 6m, 2m) for HF and 6m operation
  • microHAM USB Interface II for digital modes
  • TNC2 packet controller (home made)
  • Icom PCR-1000 (allmode computer receiver 0.5-1800 Mhz)
  • MFJ-949E antenna tuner (0-30 MHz)
  • Yaesu FT-847 (allmode transceiver HF, 6 m, 2 m, 70 cm) for satellite operation
  • Dawai SWR meter (140-525 MHz)
  • Rotor control unit (for G5500 AZ/EL rotor)
  • LVB Tracker for automatic rotor control (not visible)

  • Amateur radio software I use:
    • VQlog 3.0a by Gabriel EA6VQ: Great logbook program, fits my needs perfectly
    • PCsat32 12.0 by Erich Eichmann DK1TB: very good satellite tracking program
    • Ham Radio Deluxe 3.0 by Simon Brown HB9DRV: rig control
    • PSK31 Deluxe by Simon Brown HB9DRV: PSK31 program