Amateur Radio Station KR5Eo
amateur radio station consist of the equipment listed below.
I operate the HF bands 80 - 10 meters and the
bands 6 meters to 1296.
The radio I use for
80 - 10 meters is an Elecraft K2/100 which is a high performance
100 watt, kit radio. I have built
the kit and most of
the accessories available for the K2. The amplifier is an
Alpha 87a, 1500 watt amp with automatic
tuning. I use
a Force 12 Yagi antenna for 20 - 10 meters and wire antennas for
the lower bands.
I use the Kenwood
TS-2000 which includes 6 meters, 2 meters, 70 centimeters and
1296 mHz. On 222 mHz I use the
Elecraft K2 and an
Elecraft Transverter. On 903 I have a Transverter driven
by the TS-2000. The antennas for the
6 - 432 are M2 yagis
and the 903 and 1296 bands use Loop antennas from Downeast
Serial # 2720
This is the kit radio that I
built. This radio out performs many of the radios
costing 2 and 3 times what it does. It is a lot of
fun to operate something that you assembled. It
took about 60 hours to finish it and the accessories.
| HF Amp
The Alpha 87A is an automatic
tuning amplifier that can easily deliver the 1500 watts
allowed on the amateur bands.
This Kenwood delivers a lot of
Ham bands in a small package. It not only covers
the VHF/UHF Ham bands but also has all of the HF bands
and a general coverage receiver.
|6 Meter Amps
The old Dentron DTR 2000 amp started
life as an 8877 tube type amp for the HF bands. It
was converted by KM1H to only 6 meter use. It puts
out about 1300 watts on 6 meters. The TE
0550G is a solid state amp with an output of about 300
|2 Meter Amps
The Henry 3002 is also built around
an 8877 tube and as with all Henry amps it is one rugged
piece of equipment. It also is the heaviest thing
I have ever had to bring up the stairs to the second
floor. The TE 1452G is a 300 watt solid
||I am space restricted like many
other hams that live in our modern sub divisions.
I have 2 towers plus wire antennas for 40 and 80 meters.
Tower 1 is 60 feet tall and holds the HF Yagi, 6 meter
and 222 antenna.
||Tower 2 is the main VHF/UHF
Tower. It is 45 feet tall with 18 feet of mast.
It hold a pair of 18 element M2's for 2 meters a 432,
903 and a pair of 35 element yagis for 1296. There
is also a 15 foot tower for testing and occasional