Assembling a fixed base station  ( HF, VHF, UHF)

                     SESSION 1 --  MARCH Training
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Antenna  Frequency to operate, Wire, Beam, Multi-Band, Vertical, Mounting (trees, mast, tower), insulators
                      Surrounding metal, trees; Antenna Rotor
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Baluns  Balanced to unbalanced.  Impedance change,  RF choke, Toroidal, Coil
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Operating Position  Where in the house?  Near feed line entry, near ground.
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Feed line  Ladder line, coax, weather proofing, supporting, entering the building.
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Surge Protection  PolyPhaser, Transitrap, spark Plug, disconnect, grounding, connectors

                            SESSION 2  --  JULY Training

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Antenna Tuner - HF (transmitter appeaser )
    Manual
    Automatic
    Balanced / Unbalanced

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Transceiver
     Modes to operate:  AM, SSB, FM, Digital
     Bands to operate:  HF, VHF, UHF
     Hardware vs Software Defined
     Fixed base / portable  (power supply needed)
     Sources:  New:  HRO, R&L, Universal Radio, MFJ, GigaParts, RF Parts
                     Used:   Hamfests,  club members,  e-bay,  Craigslist,  Estate sales
                                 Age and technology of the radio ( tubes, tube finals, solid state)

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Power Supply
     Linear
      Switcher
      Battery & battery charger
      Power Pole connector standardization