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Huntsville Hamfest Aug 20 & 21

Donations are appreciated to help keep the broadcast coming


Yaesu FT-950 Grand Prize given by GigaParts.com
you do not have to be present in the W5KUB chat room to win this prize
This grand prize requires special registration see link below radio

Register here to win this  transceiver!
Prize value: $1369.99

Click here to register once per day for the FT-950 Grand Prize

The winner will be announced during our broadcast at Huntsville Hamfest on
Saturday August 20th at 3:30 PM Central

The following prizes will be given to someone logged in to the W5KUB chatroom. You must be present in our chatroom to win the following prizes. If you do not claim your prize within 5 minutes of us announcing the winner, we will remove your name and will pick another name from the chat room.  This will be repeated until we have a winner.

Huntsville Hamfest Prize Committee
donated the following 2 prizes for our broadcast


 G5RV Multiband HF Antenna

Covers all bands, 160-10 Meters with antenna tuner

102 feet long, shorter than 80 Meter dipole.

Use as inverted vee or sloper to be more compact.

Handles full legal limit power




The Alinco DJ-175T sets new standards in features, convenience and easy operation. The DJ-175 sports an alphanumeric display for easy memory management. It has an ergonomic design that is user friendly and the 5-watt output battery is standard. Be prepared for virtually any selective calling situation or gaining access to repeaters with 39-tone CTCSS, 104 DCS, Tone-bursts and DTMF encoding, all included at no extra cost.

  • Scanning
  • 200 Memories
  • NiMH Battery
  • Backlit Display/Keypad
  • Encode/Decode
  • Tone Bursts
  • Wire cloning capable
  • 5/2/0.5 W output



500 full color front/black back QSL cards (including free custom design)

 Value of $76 value  and free shipping (via US Priority Mail) in the U.S.  International winners must pay $5.00 shipping.

  • Quality: All of our full color cards are printed on 14pt gloss stock and is UV Coated for protection. The back side (being uncoated) is easy to write on.
  • Fast Turn Around: Our cards are shipped out to you within two weeks of your approved proof.
  • Price: Our prices are VERY competitive
  • Made in USA


Contact K7ELH

Special thanks to Eric Hutchins, K7ELH

Z-100 Plus Antenna Tuner

  • LDG’s popular  Z-100 Plus. Small and simple to use, the Z-100Plus sports 2000 memories that    store both frequency and tuning parameters.   Retail price $159
  • RF Power: 0.1 to 125 watts SSB, CW and digital modes.
  • Latching relays for ultra low power consumption
  • 2000 memories sorted by frequency.
  • 1.8 to 54 MHz coverage (continuous coverage for MARS)
  • Tunes 6 to 800 ohms. (16 to 150 on 6M)
  • SO-239 in and out connections for dipoles, verticals, beams, G5RV, OCF, Cobra, ect.
  • 7 to 18 Volts DC, 100 mA. 3 foot DC power cable included.
  • Dimensions: 5.5”L, 5.5”W, 1.5”H. Weight: 16 ounces
  • Includes 1 foot Icom and Yaesu 857/897 interface cable and 1 foot coax jumper.
    1445 Parran Rd.
    St. Leonard, MD 20685 USA
    (410) 586-2177

    Thanks very much to Dwayne Kincaid, WD8OYG of LDG       http://www.ldgelectronics.com



    Winner takes his choice of:

    4:1 Balun

    1:1 Balun

    4:1 Unun


    The RU-4:1 Unun was designed to allow easy interface of LDG S9 vertical antennas to the LDG line of Automatic Antenna Tuners. The 200 watt Unun also operates "stand alone", thus does not require an LDG Tuner for resonant verticals. It may also be used with many of your antenna projects where a 4:1 Unun is needed.

    The RBA-4:1 Voltage Balun was designed to allow easy interface of ladder line antennas and long wires to the LDG line of Automatic Antenna Tuners. The Balun operates "stand alone", thus does not require an LDG Tuner. It may be used with any of your long, random, or ladder line antenna projects.

    The RBA-1:1  Current Balun was designed to allow easy interface of ladder line antennas and long wires to the LDG line of Automatic Antenna Tuners. The Balun operates "stand alone", thus does not require an LDG Tuner. It may be used with any of your long, random, or ladder line antenna projects.

    1445 Parran Rd.
    St. Leonard, MD 20685 USA
    (410) 586-2177

    Thanks very much to Dwayne Kincaid, WD8OYG of LDG       http://www.ldgelectronics.com


    R15-300 Classic Rollable Solar Charger

    Truly rollable makes it truly portable.

    A perfect solar charger for small electronics such as iPods, cameras, cell phones, and smart phones, the R15-300 Classic provides the ideal solution for everyday charging uses requiring smaller power needs.

    Built with the same standards as PowerFilm’s full line of solar chargers, the R15-300 Rollable Solar Charger offers the following benefits:

    • "turns on" sooner and "turns off" later
    • resists point damage
    • provides versatility in a lightweight, compact, waterproof power source
    • lasts longer thanks to UV resistance
    • performs well in diverse conditions, including hot, cold, and cloudy environments

    The R15-300 Classic Rollable Solar Charger produces 5 Watts of power at an operating voltage of 15.4 volts

    Special thanks to Patrick Rundall    prundall@powerfilmsolar.com



    500 FULL COLOR EYEBALL/BUSINESS CARDS  (worldwide shipping included)

    Randy Dorman
    4522 Foxtail Road
    Hampstead, MD 21074
    Cell Phone: 410-440-0282
    Fax: 410-823-9301

    Contact Randy




    KPC-3 Plus with 512K memory

    KPC-3+ Packet Communicator
    with 512K memory

    As a single-port radio modem/TNC compatible with the characteristics of UHF/VHF transmission bands, the KPC-3+ can be paired with a UHF/VHF radio to serve the following functions and applications:
    • "Keyboard to keyboard" communications
    • Digipeater
    • Personal Mail Box
    • Local area node
    • Remote control devices
    • Remote access of telemetry
    • Network node operation (requires optional K-Net™ firmware)
    • BBS operations and message forwarding
    • GPS position transmitting and tracking (requires external GPS receiver with NMEA-0183 data output)
    • Data storage and retrieval
    • EMWIN Weather Information (additional software required)

    Kantronics  •  3115 West 6th Street, Suite A  •  Lawrence, Kansas 66049
    Phone (913) 825-0680  •  Fax (913) 322-9234  •  sales@kantronics.com
    special thanks to John Lynn







    Ground Radial Staple Pins

    1/2 pound bag of RossRadio Ground Radial Staple Pins.
    Minimum of 315 pieces per bag
    Use these to hold down radial wires. Grass grows over the wires therefore not requiring to bury the wires.

    Thanks to Ross Langman KB8NTY


    Five bags will be given as five prizes

    500 QSL Cards!
    value $100.00  free shipping world wide

    QSL works is America's premier source for custom QSL cards- individually designed with your images or ours for a truly unique, memorable QSL card.

    Full color cards printed on 10pt glossy stock.  Fast turn-around with all the extras included.


    Special thanks to Brooks Alexander






    The National Association for Amateur Radio


    2012 ARRL Handbook

    The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications
    -- 2012 Edition. The comprehensive RF Engineering Reference

    This Handbook goes into print this fall and will be available in September or October.   The winner will receive a gift certificate for the handbook and can place the order once the 2012 handbook is available

    CD-ROM Included! Includes the fully-searchable book and new design software on CD-ROM.

    Special thanks goes to:

     Steve Ford, WB8IMY

    QST Editor/Publications Manager

    ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio





    Giving away six

    MFJ-281 Communications Speaker
    (6 prizes)

    SSB FM, Am, and CW never sounded so crystal clear!

     Plug in this MFJ ClearTone speaker and bring out communication speech fidelity that you never knew existed


    MFJ Enterprises
    PO Box 494
    Mississippi State, MS 39762
    (800) 647-8324




    CQ Communications, Inc.


    One year subscription to CQ Amateur Radio magazine



    One year subscription to Poplar Communications magazine

    One year subscription to CQ VHF magazine


    Ten Tec 707 Regal Microphone

    The best sounding microphone Ten-Tec has offered yet for Amateur Radio, and possibly the best sounding one available from anyone today!

    TYPE: Uni-directional dynamic microphone.
    SENSITIVITY: 78 dBV +/- 1 dBV 1 kHz (0 dBV = 1 V/u Bar 1 kHz)
    OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 250 ohms +/- 30%
    HOUSING: Chrome Plated
    DIMENSIONS: 6 5/8" H x 2" W x 2 5/8" D (16.8 x 5.1 x 6.67 cm)
    WEIGHT: 1 lb., 3 oz. (540 g).

    Special thanks to Stan Brock, WD0BGS of Ten Tec



    Ni-Zn ferrites

    Giving away 3 prizes.  Each containing 3 Broadband ferrite split beads per package

    Nickel-Zinc material 28 broadbanded ferrite split beads for the Huntsville prize list.
    prize value for each set: $10.50
    They are Ni-Zn ferrites and are extremely broadbanded
    material " composition 28 " ferrites


    Thanks to: AB8KO-John & KD8PPC-Tammy
    free shipping continental USA only.
    International winner pays shipping/duties

     $20.00 Gift Certificate


    Special thanks to Robby Sperrs




    If you have a prize you would like to donate to the W5KUB Broadcast please send an email to wa5kub@gmail.com

    Click here to see the prizes we gave away during our last broadcast

    Donations are appreciated to help keep the broadcast coming


    Bravenet Guestbook

    I made over 28 contacts with the crew of the ISS in Oct and Nov 2010

    Click here to see the news story and the contact we had with the ISS where we sent Col Wheelock BBQ

    Col Doug Wheelock Commander of the ISS came to visit us. Click here to see the meeting

    Watch us give an award to Col Doug

    Another visit from Col Doug

    Click here to listen to a great contact with the international space station


    Click here to view Tom's Ham Shack Cam with pan/tilt/zoom

    Click here to visit Tom's personal web pages



    email:  WA5KUB @ gmail.com

    Not really ham related but click here to see W5KUB in his latest country video