I selected a Kenwood TS 870 (and) 590 based upon good reviews of DSP IF and excellent audio quality. I wanted something with clean sounding audio on both transmit and receive - and I haven't been disappointed. The photo is a bit dated.
Also in the
shack are an oscilloscope for transmitter level setup, a command
technologies 3cx800 (triode) amplifier, a venerable Johnson kilowatt
matchbox, and other debris.
antenna system for 40 and 75 meters is a
center fed 130 foot, inverted-v dipole, with apex at 80 feet.
This is the classic multiband antenna, fed with 10 gauge open
wire line. For 160 I use a coax-fed inverted vee. A Moseley Classic 33
triband trap yagi above the inverted-v performs well on 20, 15, and 10 meters. Here
is more detail.
|No self-respecting radio
broacast engineer would be complete without
some audio equipment, but I've resisted the temptation to go totally
upside down bonkers with it - no $2,000 Neumann microphones ... Here is
a page showing that equipment, along with a typical audio rant.
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