V6Z - Equipment


Our plan is to run one 500W o/p station and one 900W o/p station for as many hours per day as possible. 

Station 1 = Elecraft K3 + SPE Expert 1.3K-FA amplifier 

Station 2 = Yaesu FT-450D + Tokyo HyPower HL-1.1kFX amplifier

Three 13.8V 22A Switched-mode Power supplies + extra cooling fans.   2 x Lenovo S10-3 netbooks plus 1 x Toshiba Kira laptop - on a wireless LAN running WinTest 4.22.0 in DXpedition mode

plus ....  many kgs of other essential items like a Yaesu FT-840 spare transceiver, 9 x W3NQN bandpass filters, Heil headsets, wireless keyboards, SWR bridge, TV high pass filter, etc.

The local AC supply is 110V AC approx - all our equipment has been adjusted to run off 110V AC and tested with 110V AC, but the supply to the operating room is via a circuit breaker rated at only 10A. We will run a cable to an adjacent room to increase the AC current supply capacity.  The V6Z QTH at the Blue Lagoon Resort has four AC generators which can supply emergency power - these kept us on the air in 2015 after the typhoon broke the island's overhead power lines.

THANKS to the following friends for the loan of equipment /coax etc....  Colin GM0RLZ, Gavin GM0GAV, Rob GM3YTS, Clive GM3POI.