Photos of the Historic KB6CYS Packet Weather Station and ham shack

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The Historic KB6CYS Packet Weather Station

The FIRST PACKET WEATHER STATION IS STILL IN OPERATION TODAY

The very first Packet Weather Station on the bands is still in operation today at Bill's house in Cypress. Now that's an impressive display of durable technology. To access the information from Bill's weather station, follow this link. http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/wxpage.cgi?kb6cys

Photos of the KB6CYS ham shack

BILL'S STATION

I've had quite a few requests for pictures of my HF rig. This is a Sunair model GSB-900, which was used by the military during the '80's and early '90s. It can transmit and receive from 1.6 MHz to 30 MHz in AM/USB/LSB/CW. Output power is variable from 1 watt to 100 watts. It can be powered by 110/220 VAC or 12/24 VDC.
This is the GCU-935 accessory antenna tuner. The specs mention that it can match anything from a 9 ft. whip to a 150' long wire to any frequency within the radio's range. The tuner automatically tunes when the radio's tune-start button is pressed.
Sunair model GSB-900
GCU-935 Tuner
Both of these units were built to operate in extreme environments, both land-based and marine. It originally cost the government $18000.00 for the transceiver/tuner combination

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