Gregs RADIO SHACK (CQDX?!?),
DC to DAYLIGHT
- UNIDEN 2020, HF + 11metres Standard
- UNIDEN Speaker, Modified with built in car Graphic
- YAESU FC 901 Antenna Tuner
- FANON COURIER SPARTAN 40 Ch HF CB
My first HF Amateur rig, the UNIDEN 2020. This had the 27 MHz Band as
fitment relating back to the days when Hams had 11 Mtrs. Think I bought
this one from Bert years before we got together
to create the
10-30m Log Periodic.
A magnificent rig to operate that
had many features over the equivalent YAESU 501.
I actually owned about three of them over
the years and lost one to Goldie as he walked in the door with me DX'ing on 11
never had any problems with them as others were reported to have so maybe I was just lucky
or kept my fingers out of them.
( Thanks Ian, Black Widow - AX17.)
The Courier SPARTAN I had was the first one in Australia, privately imported by FORD Motor Co. for
evaluation for fitment to Luisville trucks. I forget how I ended up with it, but it was
way ahead of anything then available in Aust. With an 858 Phase Locked Loop (PLL), and me
working as an elect. engineer it wasn't long before I had figured out the BCD code and
fitted thumbwheels long before anyone else had thought of it.(1975!)
( If I cant blow my own
trumpet on my own page, what's the use of having it?). Pumping out a good 20Watts it killed
anything for DX with a 9' Stainless.
Stepping in 5Kcs across the 11Mtr Band made evading
the buddies easy, and contacting over 70 Countries a lot of fun..
Guy's the LIVE CHAT PAGE is there to
make immediate contacts after
entering your callsign and location only.
So it is quick and easy
to make contacts with anyone else on there monitoring the
The idea is to open it
in your browser and leave it open all the time so you
can see who is dropping in just like you have to monitor a
frequency for DX!