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Offline pwambs

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Newly setup - KCRG - Jacksonville, FL
« on: May 02, 2010, 03:11:27 PM »
Here is what I have for my KCRG simple setup.

Took my "old" Radio Shack PRO-2006
Home built the antenna(Thanks to this forum for instructions).  
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103295,
Wire coat hangers, Pl259 connector, BNC adapter, 35' RG6 coax, solder, PVC pipe, zip-ties and a few beers.

Total cost was $3.69.
Antenna is mounted on PVC pipe at 22ft

Distance from home to CRG is 4.7 miles.  and FL is flat so no obstructions.

Dave is very professional and was extremely willing to help in the setup.  A++++
« Last Edit: May 02, 2010, 03:29:41 PM by pwambs »



Offline EdGeneer

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Re: Newly setup - KCRG - Jacksonville, FL
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 05:14:11 PM »
Nice.... simple is sometimes more than adequate, especially with flat terrain.... looks great... most of the feeds , i think arent much more advanced, i know mine isnt. Looks great....

the beers do help alot!!!!

Offline KC8HIJ

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Re: Newly setup - KCRG - Jacksonville, FL
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2010, 08:32:52 PM »
Nice.....A+ job!

Offline pwambs

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Re: Newly setup - KCRG - Jacksonville, FL
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 08:42:04 PM »

Thanks

I'm plesently surprised if been UP for this long.  I was wondering if the old pro 2006 had any life left.

Offline Fra

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Re: Newly setup - KCRG - Jacksonville, FL
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 05:43:48 AM »
Nice setup. What kind of antenna is that anyway?

Offline pwambs

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Re: Newly setup - KCRG - Jacksonville, FL
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 05:22:40 AM »
The antenna is 5 pieces of coat hanger wire.  Cut to 21" lenghts. Center UP wire is soldered into connector. the 4 down wires are connected onto the 4 holes on the connector.  I made a small loop on the 4 wires and used bolts to make the connection.  Pl259 connector
Hooked up the coax and used a piece of PVC to get the height.

Offline ZBWDO

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Re: Newly setup - KCRG - Jacksonville, FL
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 01:58:13 PM »
Very nicely done.  And, noting the cost, I conclude that you drink cheap beer!  :-D