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MY BIO


I have onwed a lot of radios and I had some fun with all of them chatting with fellow ham operators and making new friends on the way. Built couple of ham radio antenna to experiment on, with good results. Ham radio has been great for me. I have learned how to fix some radios and also learned more about electronic component.

I got started with radios when I was in high school in the Philippines. My cousin had a GE Cb radio that he reverse the power polarity of the power input and asked me to help him fix it. Once I replaced the defective Diode the radio came back to life. We tested it and had a blast talking to other Cb'ers and from that time I was hooked.

When I migrated here in the US, I lived in NYC NY and I got me brother to apply for a CB license. He got his license and my journey into radios started my handle that time was Omega One. Made lots of friend over the radio (TRS Navaho CB Radio). My uncle happened to know a ham and introduced me to him and my journey into Amateur Radio started with my first callsign of KA2PPH then I upgraded to my technician and my callsign was N2FKU. I did not really paid attention on my new callsign until my brother said something about it.

N 2 F__K U get it?

Time to change the callsign I upgraded to my General License and the callsign that was given is KG4INO since I moved from the 2 land to the 4 land.

 


 

 

The Station Setup


Through the years of being an Amateur Radio Operator I have tried different ways to make contact on HF and VHF. I have tried Morse code and different modes of digital communication. I am now in DMR and Fusion C4FM, interesting enough I tried the so called PSK and the FT8. I am now hooked on FT8 and I got my Continent Of The World Certificate and World Friendship Certificate from QRZ.COM. Special thanks for QRZ.COM for hosting my LOGBOOK.

I have different types of station setup in my shack and it works very well for me


.Main Station

Yaesu FT-991A connected to an MFJ 998 tuner going to the Ameritron ALS-1300 and finally the antenna is the TAK Tenna 80-10 mhz and a homebrew Dual Band Antenna for VHF/UHF


DMR Station

TYT MD 380 on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Hotspot


C4FM Fusion Station

Yaesu FT-70DR on a Nano Spot


Digital Station and Backup System

Flex Radio 1500 powered by a RM Italy HLA 305V Plus Solid State Amp connected to the MFJ 962D Tuner to my homebrew 80-50 mhz copper tube antenna. The Yaesu FT-891 is now a Back Up HF radio in the shack.


Mobile Setup

Yaesu FT-857D connected to a Yaesu ATAS-100 antenna

 

The Future


On the bench and on the drawing board is a Go Kit that will consist of an Icom IC-7000, an MFJ Versa Tuner 901B and the MFJ 1275 Soundcard Controller for various Digital Modes. I think I will be incorporating the Raspberry Pi Model B+ to control the radio as well with the Digital modes.

UPDATE ON THE GO KIT

Finally had some time last week to plan and put together my Go Kit, so far it looks nice and neat. I still need to wire it all up on the built in power supply then connect some relays so that it can switch automatically on battery power when AC power fails. The most heavy part of my kit is a 12 volt deep cycle marine battery. Still looking for cheap alternative for off the grid operation. Pictures will be posted on this site when I get a chance to take a picture of it.

????PORTABLE????

For portable use I have a Xiegu G-90 and a dipole antenna in a bag for portable operation. Planning to do one day of portable operation in the backyard this winter 20 watts radio, dipole antrenna and a 12v deep cycle battery besides a wood burning fire pit.