​​​HEX BEAM PROJECT

Amateur ShortWave Radio

Thanks for stopping by shoot me a email for a QSO schedule. 73, Rich 

Here is my station. It consist of; Kenwood TS 990s, Yaesu 101D,  Kenwood TS 850s/DSP100,  Yaesu FT 2000 (CW) Yaesu FT450D (CW), ZN-SL CW key,  Acom 2100 amplifier,  Alpha 8410 amplifier,  Ameritron 811H (CW),  Alpha 4510A watt meter, PalStar HF Auto tuner,  PalStar DL2K dummy load.. Audio gear includes Bellari rp520 preamp, DEQ 2496 Ultra Curve, Aphex 204,  2024P Virtualizer Pro.  The transmitter antennas are, KIO HexBeam (20,17,6 meters) at 70 foot , 160 meter half wave flat top dipole at 80 feet, 2X 75/80 half wave dipoles both at 80 feet, 40 meter half wave dipole at 60 feet, 60 meter half wave dipole at 70 feet, 20 meter dipole at 60 feet. Switching is accomplished by way of DX Engineering CC-8A  remote. A  EV RE-320, Heil PR-40, Shure SM7b and Shure SM58 wireless are the microphones controlled by a Radical Gold Digger, cloudlifter. Sennheiser HD 650's and 140 wireless, Heil Pro 7 are my headphones.  And for SWL to ease things up a bit the Kenwood R-5000 to see what the worlds up to while relaxing.

​​Station W9RAC

Around the House and property.

I have had a fascination with Aladdin mantle lamps since I was a young boy. I can remember the “coal oil” Aladdin standing by in case of a power outage in our rural home in southern Indiana in the mid 1950’s. My parents grew up without electricity and this was their only form of light a night, winter time the nights were long and the added feature of putting out around 5000 BTU was a welcome asset. This red example was only made one year, 1930/31 and it is completely original, including the Aladdin Whip-O-Lite shade, the blue example dates 1931/35, all original including the Whip-O-Lite four and coaches #144 shade. All rare and complete.   These would have been a more costly lamps at $8.00  meaning your are the Jones'. Having one would have been a envy as you can see from the original sales brochure.  Remember the depression in going on, kerosene is 3 cents a gallon but most rural folks can't afford it.   It is a completely natural draft kerosene lamp and is equal to a 65 watt bulb. Look closely you will see a third sought after Aladdin in the background, orange Aladdin vase lamp also all original. I like to burn these on a cold winter night also with the fireplace. What a great time!  Drop me a line if you have in interest in this, I do belong to Knights of Aladdin. I hope you can enjoy these as much as I do.