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Cable Prep

The LMR-400, N-connectors, tooling to install them, and a lightning arrestor showed up on Friday (DX Engineering) and now everything is on hand to install the Diamond X6000A tri-band vertical. The hardest part will either be installing the N-connectors (I’ve never done that) or else routing the cable through the attic.

With that complete, I’ll finally be able to put the IC-9700 on the air and begin exploring the local VHF/UHF/1.2 landscape. Next will come the installation of a rotor and directional antennas for 6, 2, 440, and 1.2 – new slices of radio spectrum (for me) to be explored.