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   Ed Kelly

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1 Tarrafal Drive, Hamilton CR 04, Bermuda - Voice: 441-293-2525 Fax: 441-295-3559 | 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)

(to avoid disappointment, check availability first, the Bermuda climate takes a heavy toll on radios)


Antennae (Cushcraft original before MFJ by-out)
160m Dipole with sloping northern leg
80m Dipole

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

Antenna switching
 Ameritron RCS-4 (includes AC adapter)

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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