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Bermuda

 
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   Ed Kelly

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1 Tarrafal Drive, Hamilton CR 04, Bermuda - Voice: 441-293-2525 | Maidenhead locator: FM72pi Location: 32.350N, 64.720W
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Equipment

 Rigs (You can bring your own rig* or we can make a rig available)
Yaesu FT-920 (with IRC CW filter) - control through DB-9 connector (works well with N1MM+ Logger and Logger32)
Kenwood TS590SG - control through USB A to USB B cable  (works well with N1MM+ Logger and Logger32)
Elecraft K3 of some sort [don't know which options]
Yaesu FT100D
(to avoid disappointment, check availability first, the Bermuda climate takes a heavy toll on radios)

Antennae
160 m Dipole with sloping northern leg
80 m Dipole

40 m Dipole
WARC bands fan (parallel) dipole
Cushcraft A4S Triband (20/15/10 m) Four Element Yagi
(on Strumech tower and HAM-M rotator [manual control box with brake delay])
6 m Yagi may be added if you wish

Antenna switch
   Ameritron RCS-12 manual / auto

Power supplies
MFJ-4245MV MFJ 12V/45A or JTPS45 Jetstream 12V/45A

Bermuda uses 120VAC/60Hz reliable power. All outlets at Tarrafal are 3 prong (modern) grounded outlets.

 We also provide:
An operating desk (a couple available)
An operating chair (a couple available)
A customised "hutch" which carries accessories on shelves which will be clear of your notebook display.

NOTE: Some other older locations on the island may use 2 prong (symmetrical) un-grounded outlets. Bring an adaptor in case you run your notebook (or something else) somewhere else.
It you don't, you may have to take pliers and break off the ground pin(!)
Adaptors can be bought at Ace Hardware, TruValue, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. in the USA 3 to 2 prong adapter
Too late? Ace Hardware in Bermuda is at Gorhams. TruValue is located here.

Important Notes:
Maintainance of antennae, rigs and power supplies partly made by the webmaster, VP9KF.

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