[RFI] Question about excess cable length & RFI

Roger (K8RI) k8ri at rogerhalstead.com
Wed Jan 10 03:37:15 EST 2018

Thanks Greg.

I had a complete set of Hallicrafters equipment out in the shop 
http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/boat8.htm  #11 down from the top, 
right under the cat photos.  Streak was one big cat. I'd fall asleep on 
the couch and wake to find him laying on my chest with his nose nearly 
touching mine. I'd open my eyes to see those big green eyes looking into 
mine. Once he knew there was someone at home "in there", he'd get up and 
lay down beside me.
I have to admit that waking with an 18# cat laying on my chest could 
make it a bit difficult to breathe.  Man, but I miss that cat. Lost him 
to cancer a few years ago.  I think he was 16 or 17.  Only cat I ever 
had that tried to teach me how to catch mice.  Wish I shot some photos 
of that.

Ah yes, winter gear<:-)  That den/hamshack was 21 X 13 in the basement. 
There was a 4500 watt heater in the E wall, but I never used it. T could 
run all HF bands plus 50, 144, and 440.  50 and 144 were all mode, but 
440 was just FM.  All could be operated and the HF antennas could be 
switched between rigs.

After getting home from work, I fire up the rigs and stretch out on the 
couch and listen to CW conversations.  Within an hour, I'd need to open 
the door because the room would get a bit too warm. I probably used that 
KWS-1, 75A4 more than the newer rigs.

73, Roger (K8RI)

On 1/9/2018 Tuesday 12:21 PM, Greg Newberry wrote:
> Wow! What a beautiful set of boat anchors!!! I had an s-line ones, and 
> a 75A-3, but that 75A-4 and KWS-1 take the cake! That is winter time 
> gear. You can heat your shack with it! :)
> 73,
> Greg
> On 1/9/2018 5:01 AM, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>> It's always nice to neaten things up, but EVERY TIME  I have neatened 
>> up that mass of cables I have ended up with problems with the station 
>> in Breckenridge. http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/boat1.htm ,
>> Jim's tutorial would have been a great help back then.  Of course the 
>> ferite cores weren't available.
>> Such has not been the case here in Midland.
>> http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/boat8.htm
>> Here's a partial list 
>> http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/boatanch.htm Regrettably, I 
>> have no photos of my earlier stations.
>> I just let the excess hang. Often, I just pull enough out of the 
>> original bundle to reach.  I've not had to resort to chokes in any 
>> leads, except the common mode chokes in feedlines.
>> If it aint broke, don't fix it!  "IF NEEDED" those chokes work great.
>> 73, Roger (K8RI)

Roger (K8RI)

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