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RSOC NW HF Station Detail

This is a description of the AARC operating position that is located in the North West corner of the Ops Room in the RSOC.

Our primary operating position. There is one High Frequency (HF) radio, and to the left is a VHF radio for local communications.


Our primary operating position. There is one High Frequency (HF) radio, and to the left is a VHF radio for local communications.

1 – Elecraft K3 Transceiver
2 – Elecraft P3 Panadapter
3 – Large Panadapter display (A panadapter is device that allows you to visually see the RF spectrum and waterfall being received by the ham radio.)
4 – Black Box Switch
5 – Daiwa CN-801 SWR and Power Meter
6 – ACOM 200A – Remote display for a high power amplifier
Black Box 7 – ACOM 200A – high power amplifier
  8 – SteppIR FLUIDMOTION Antenna Controller. The SteppIR Antenna has moving elements like a tape measure that move within a hollow tube. When you change the frequency on the antenna controller, the length of the antenna will change.
9 – SCS P4 Dragon DR-7800 This is a modem that is used to transfer computer data over HF radio. Used for Winlink.
 10 -Hy-Gain Antenna Rotator Direction Controller Plus
11 – S.A.M.S. – Swiss Antenna Matching System – A manual antenna tuner.
 12 – DCR8 Dual Switch Controller
13 – The N8LP SteppIR Tuning Relay detects when your SteppIR antenna is actively tuning and blocks your amplifier from inadvertently operating until tuning is complete.
 14 –microHAM micro KEYER II
Black Box  15- USB Hub – The PC does not have enough USB ports for all the devices we have
16 – MOXA UPort 1410 – USB to 4-port RS-232 Serial Hub
 17 – 12 Volt Power Supply – One large power supply to power all of the devices in this corner
 18 – Convex mirror (to prevent people from sneaking up on you)
 19- Dell PC
 20 – PC Monitor
21- 2nd PC Monitor
22- Bencher iambic Paddle – Used for Morse Code
 23 – Headphones
24 – Handheld Microphone
25 – VHF/UHF Kenwood TM-D710

 


VHF/UHF Station

Our VHF/UHF Kenwood TM-D710.