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AG5Z Home Station
96 Oak Haven Drive, Purvis, MS 39475
Home Family AG5Z Wire Antenna Old Station Photos

My primary operating position uses a Kenwood TS-2000, a Kenwood TS-590, an Ameritron ALS-1300 amplifier, and a Tennadyne T-10 up 70 feet for 20 through 6 meters. I use a 2000 foot loop antenna for the low bands and the higher HF bands too when contesting and signals are coming in from all directions. This saves wear and tear on my rotor.  For VHF/UHF I use a Tennadyne T-28 mounted 10 feet above my T-10. My mic is a converted D-104 using the element from a Raytheon SSB marine radio hand mic. Logging software is win-EQF* and it works well for me. It’s very fast on the look-up.

Most of my CW operation is with a straight key but I am starting to tire quickly now and am trying to get my Vibroplex paddle set like I want it. I’m still pretty lousy using it though.

I do have a SignaLink USB interface for the digital modes but being an old “green keys” guy I don’t get on digital very often. I also keep a packet station ready to operate but have not turned it on in years.

I don’t consider myself a contester but I have entered a few lately and I am pleased with the results. I really enjoy working new hams and providing their first MS QSL.