List for Amateur radio equipment for Christmas Island.

Already on Island;
Hand Tools
Soldering Iron/Gun
Solder/tape/heatshrink
Mutlitmeters
100mhz scope
Antenna Analyzer – Sark100
Dummy Load
RG58 100m


Ordered / In Transit;

Transceiver – Yaesu FTDX 1200 (IF tap and buffer fitted)
Power Supply
External SWR/Power Meter – Daiwa CN-801V
PL-259/SO-239 HF connectors + misc adaptors
Antenna Coupler (manual) – Second hand
G5RV antenna – Ebay
1mm enamelled copper wire

To get/decide on;
Ladder line 300 or 450?
Wire (10/12/14/18ga)
Wire Terminals/termination
Ground Rod(s) and connectors
1:1/4:1/9:1 Balun(s) or parts – making a parts to buy list
Pulleys (antenna)
Rope (antenna)
Masts and Guys (?)
Currently organizing drawn aluminium tubing that can be telescoped – 3m lengths.

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So close yet so far!

6 thoughts on “List for Amateur radio equipment for Christmas Island.”

  1. Hi Cliff,
    Congrats to your launching to HAM world. I have re-started my hooby on 2014.12.21 with OCF antenna 27.4m/13.7m inserted Guanella balun 4:1 on 2xFT140-43 toroid core. In Hamshack was FT857D and an atenna tuner + Power supply.
    No more than 100W ever !!!
    In less than 7 month I have got 100 Countries DXCC confirmed on qrz.com without contesting.
    DX World Award#2248
    Granted: 2015-07-07 18:16:35 (OM2GM)
    Wish you a better sucess.
    Enjoy the new world and millions of new friends !!
    Tibor

  2. I have tried to hear you around 8.3.2017 (Yesterday) between 16-17 UTC but only some speach recognized in the noise on 14264MHz. Overall band opening was poor.
    Will try again Today or later too …
    Hope once we meet … :-)
    Tibor

  3. I’m calling you on JT65 this moment.
    No luck yet.
    If you like we can print 1000 of VK9VKL QSL cards free. You have pay post expenses only. It is $28 after receipt the cards.

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