My Radio Room

Here is the radio room, separately enclosed within the garage with lots of storage.

Next you can see the radios, Yaesu FT-847 and Kenwood TS-2000 front and center, FT-736 with 50MHz and 1200 MHz modules, a hand held DMR (DM-380) and dual band analog Baofeng and miscellaneous receivers, amplifiers, etc. The battery is below the desk and solar charge controller is on the wall. Most things are 12v battery/Solar powered I have 4 80W panels on the roof.

Antennas

Here is the current antenna farm. Az, El mount to point circularly polarized VHF/UHF and linear L,S band and log periodic antennas. I also have a USB SDR with 50-2000MHz range connected to the LP antenna, but it can be connected to the Yaesu VR-5000 receiver.

Next are the HF antennas, an A3S atop 30 foot tower, and a G5RV hung centred there, one arm to a power pole in the alley the other to the garage used for 40 and 80m. My big VHF (6 elements) and UHF (7 elements) beams are up there too.

Joy and I

This is me and my wife, Joy, in 2011 at a poker run. This was actually before we were engaged. As you can tell I am a motorcycle rider.

Here is Joy and My Granddaughter Deirdre at her last Birthday (September 2015) opening presents are her dad's house with the grand dogs there too.

Here we are at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October of 2015