Next to the Amplifier is my FT-680-R 6 meter mobile rig. I also bought this in the late 70's and I used it mobile back then, Now I use it with the power supply it's sitting to rag chew with some locals on 6 meter FM. We have a repeater locally on 53.130 with a negative 1Mhz input.
Here is a compilation of a couple of shots of my tower and other antennas. On the tower are a 5 element 6 meter Cush Craft beam. A 14 element 2 meter Cush Craft Boomer, and on top is a circular polarized log yagi for 430 to 450 Mhz. That last one was a commercial antenna that someone gave me, it is not an optimum antenna for 432 sideband unfortunately.
The ground plane in the picture is a home brew made from the remains of a Starduster CB antenna. I cut it for 10 meters and it works real well surprisingly. I have busted some pretty good pileups with it and the old 101-ZD.
The various wires that can just be made out in the pictures are my multiband shortened dipole, fed with 450 ohm ladder line. My 40 meter home brew dipole, and some guy wires for the tower.
The background that I am using on this page, is another shot of my antennas that includes my C-band Satellite dish..
Well That's it for the Station and stuff. I'll be Looking for Ya on the Air.
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