pictures from January 22, 2005
Ron, K7RJ on the
range above Draper, Utah:
Top two: The vantage
point of Ron,
K7RJ, above the valley fog. Bottom two: Ron, working N7MLD in DN31 from the
range above Draper. (Sorry about the slight blur - Ron was moving
when I took the bottom-right picture...) Click on picture for a larger version.
John (K7JL's) 10
FM microwave transceiver:
John, K7JL, used a
commercially-made 10 GHz transceiver,
the venerable TR10GA made by ARR. This unit is a self-contained
GHz FM transceiver with built-in 30 MHz IF receiver, capable of both
(300 KHz) and (optional) narrowband (45 KHz) operation with AFC and it
has the option of being able to separate the 10 GHz RF unit from the
of the radio. John operated from his roof in Sandy during the contest.
he has only the one tripod, so he wasn't able to take a picture of
on his roof. Occasionally, these units may be found second-hand for a
price (as John did.) This receiver has been modified to include a narrowband (45 KHz)
filter - normally an extra-cost option: This filter was removed
a scrapped satellite demodulator. Click on picture for a larger version.