Michael Kenneth Walker
Accepts QSL via:
I have been running a remote base since 2008. That is located in the new Ontario RAC Section called ONE, or Ontario East.
- TS480 with Remote Rig
- SGC500 Amp
- LP-Remote for controlling the toys
- 80M Dipole
- HF6V (40-10M)
- 3 el Steppir at 50ft (20-6M)
- 160M Vertical with elevated radials
Home station is a Flex 5000 on a Windom, with a 4el 6M beam on the roof. It sure doesn't have the quiet noise floor of the remote base.
Upfront in November 2012 QST
- ESC (motor speed controllers)
- Flight controller - this is the brains of the bird
- RC Transmitter
- RC Receiver
- Lipo battery (minimum 3S)
- Lipo battery charger
- Nuts, bolts, wire, locktight, etc.
- Servo for releasing your weight
If you have never flown before, I highly recommend using RealFlight (about $200) that you can run on your PC. When you crash, all you have to do is hit the reset button. :)
Have fun if you start to do this on your own. It is a great tool for ham radio!
telnet://va3mw.dxcluster.org:41112 and log in with our callsign.
I also run the va3mw.dxcluster.org on port 41112. If you want a cluster that only announces spots that are from heard in Zone 2, 4 and 5, then you want to use my cluster.
Want to run a remote base?
Take away just about all the buttons you have on your desk and replace it with a computer screen. Everything you are used to adjusting now requires a mouse.
It is that reason I chose to us a TS480 connected to a RemoteRig that essentially allows me to keep the control head at my desk and the RF parts at the remote base.
This is the screen shot of my remote base during JARTs in 2012. All the information you need in one place.
Many 73 - Mike
I have created this Yahoo Group for the discussion of the entire Ham Radio remote base integration.