Topband: Fwd: New 160 meter gear at W1AW

Bill Tippett btippett at
Fri Feb 1 21:47:45 EST 2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Monahan <K1PX at>
Date: Feb 1, 2008 8:33 PM
Subject: New 160 meter gear at W1AW
To: btippett at
 This is from the ARRL Letter for 2/1/08 if you want to post
it on the Topband Reflector.

73, Jim, K1PX/VY2PX

* W1AW Receives New Equipment for 160 Meters: Within the next week,
W1AW, The Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, will replace the exciter
and amplifier currently being used for the 160 meter broadcast equipment
with brand new gear -- an ICOM IC-756ProIII and a new ICOM IC-PW1
amplifier. This equipment replaces a Ten-Tec Omni VI+ and Ten-Tec
Hercules II amplifier. W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, said,
"It's still important that W1AW maintain its presence on the air.
Despite current technology, Amateur Radio operators still look to W1AW
for code practice and bulletin transmissions, Frequency Measuring Tests,
Field Day messages, emergency communications, frequency beacons -- these
can't be transmitted unless the equipment is fully functional and
performing properly." When the new 160 meter equipment is installed,
W1AW's broadcast equipment will consist of the following: 10 meters --
ICOM IC-756Pro/Harris RF-3230 amplifier; 15 meters -- ICOM
IC-756ProII/Harris RF-3230 amplifier; 17 meters -- ICOM
IC-756ProII/Harris RF-3230 amplifier; 20 meters -- ICOM IC-756ProII/ICOM
IC-PW1; 40 meters -- ICOM IC-756ProII/Command Technologies 40-meter
amplifier; 80 meters -- Ten Tec Orion I/Harris RF-3230 amplifier, and
160 meters -- ICOM IC-756ProIII/ ICOM IC-PW1.

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