A small 19" rack on the desk contains audio gear for both transmit and receive. I am using an EV RE-320 microphone and a Symetrix 528E to supply the Hermes Lite 2 transmit audio to the computer. Receive audio from the computer drives a Symetrix 420 connected to the JBL speakers on an overhead shelf. 

 

 

Above is a picture of the equipment that I am currently using. It sits on a shelf system to the right of my desk. The transceiver is a Hermes Lite 2 transceiver controlled by a NUC 8i5, next to the radio, running Windows 10 and Thetis. The amplifier is a Russian built EB-500 MOSFET amplifier at 500 watts out. I have an 8877 amp in the basement and it is not being used. 500 watts does it most every time!

 

My antennas are all dipoles, centered on a 65 foot Rohn 25 tower about 250 feet behind the house. The center insulators are homemade and attach directly to the tower leg. The antennas are fed with underground 7/8 hardline.

 

QSL Note: I love paper QSL cards and if you send one, I will return one of mine immediately. Otherwise, I QSL via QRZ logbook. I do not use LOTW.



Sandusky is the home of Cedar Point! Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula.  Over the years, the area has become a more and more popular destination for family fun! In 1892, the park's first roller coaster,  the Switchback Railway, was built.  Today, Cedar Point features a world-record 72 rides, including 17 roller coasters – the second-most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain.

I live close to the park and while sipping coffee or a glass of wine on my patio, I can sometimes hear the screams!