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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.


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

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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