Sunday, 16 December 2007

New gadget in the house ..

Hey .. hey , I've got what I've been dreaming to get, an HF set! Went to the usual place in Singapore on the 30th November and got myself a Yaesu FT-897D, Yaesu FC-40 and the necessary accessories with it. The damage was around SGD$2002.

I had it set up as my base rig for now but I haven't got time to really install the Diamond Dipole antenna that I bought along with the rig. The antenna is quite long and I have no idea if it could actually fit the length of my house. Otherwise, it will most probably go into a 'to-sell' item in the next six month if I couldn't get it installed. So, I am without a proper antenna to rx on HF bands for now. I did order a vertical antenna from DX Engineering but was quoted a shipping cost which cost 100% more than the cost of the antenna... so last night, I was looking for an alternative and found a portable antenna called Buddistick.. put my CC details and hopefully I could start rx/tx something. Hey, why not just get a long wire antenna?? Yeah true .. but need to do a reading first .. My rig is at second floor and I've got no grounding setup properly for now. I was quoted for SGD$300 for a Diamond vertical base antenna and highly considering it for a permanent solution too. Will see if my budget allows this and most probably will get it during my next visit to S'pore.

2 comments:

kijal said...

u shld get CCTV for your hse and hv 24x7 broadband to monitor it via the web...

=:D

WiraOne said...

Eh.. why? I've got my own CCTV .. and my eyes .. hee..hee.. I'm at home most of the time .. :) Anyway, the housing estate that I'm in is gated one with cctv..

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