AD9I Operating Station
This is the operating station for Ron Morgan, AD9I in East Peoria Illinois. My station consists of two independant positions or radio operating stations with a MicroHam Six Pak antenna switch that allows any antenna to be connected to either radio. The Six-Pack is controlled wirelessly
My Yaesu FTdx9000 was replaced with the Elecraft K3/P3 just after the Field Day event when operating as W1AW/9. As of May 2016, My rig of choice is the Flex 6500 and a Maestro. This is used as the main operating station and is used for SSB, CW and RTTY. The computer communications are accomplished using PSTrotatorAZ which interfaces to the Steppir DB-36. My logging software is primarily N1MM+ and DX Lab Suite which are linked allowing entries from N1MM to be automatically recorded in DXLab. A Green Heron Point and Shoot controller is connected to the the M2 Orion 2800 tower rotator. The tower is located approximately 150 feet from the station. Feed lines are 1/2" Hardline from the output of the Alpha 87A Amplifier to the base of the tower. PolyPhaser protection devices are mounted at the tower base with LMR-800 Super Flex oax completing the run to the antennas. The wattmeter is an LP-100A Digital Vector Watmeter with an RS-232 interface. Software for the Rotor is PSTRotatorAZ which is full featured.
2. The 2nd position hosts a ICOM 9100. I do not use this station as much as I should although it is set up for satellite and VHf/UHF communications. The host computer monitors the radio via a MicroHam Digikeyer,