Pulleys for G5RV antenna

I bought two of these pulleys for my G5RV antenna. Nylon cord comes from the antenna’s insulators and is tied to a brick on each side. This allows the antenna to move with the wind or a tree limb.

Icom IC-735

I bought an Icom IC-735 HF transceiver at Frostfest today. $200. Everything works.

It transmits on amateur 10 meter through 160 meter bands. It receives 0.1 MHz through 30 MHz.

IC735-1 IC735-2

I’ve hacked together a power cable for it. It won’t be transmitting for awhile (I need proper antennas and power supply), so what you’re about to see won’t be a problem.

IC735-3 IC735-4

Petersburg-Richmond AAR Channels

CSX Richmond Terminal, North End, Bellwood, and Hopewell Subdivisions (FB Desk):

AAR Channel 32: 160.590 – ACCA Yardmaster, road and dispatcher

AAR Channel 45: 160.785 – MOW

AAR Channel 94: 161.520 – dispatcher

CSX North End and Portsmouth Subdivisions (FB Desk):

AAR Channel 32: 160.590 – road and dispatcher

AAR Channel 94: 161.520 – FB dispatcher

CSX Rivanna and Peninsula Subdivisions (HG Desk):

AAR Channel 8: 160.230 – Fulton Yardmaster and road

AAR Channel 14: 160.320 – dispatcher

Norfolk Southern Norfolk and Franklin Districts (Crewe DS):

AAR Channel 72: 161.190 – road and dispatcher

AAR Channel 76: 161.250 – yard

Norfolk Southern Richmond District (Crewe DS):

AAR Channel 72: 161.190 – road and dispatcher

Defect Detectors:

CSX (North End Sub – “A Line”): A3.0 (Broad Rock Road), A17.5 (Petersburg)

CSX (Bellwood Sub – “S Line”): S0.39 Hi_Wide DD (Brown Street), S4.0 (Marlboro)

CSX (Peninsula Sub) – CA79.8 (Miller Road)

Defect Detectors/Track Side Analyzers:

CSX (North End Sub – “A Line”): A33.7 (Carson), A58.2 (Fox)

NS (Norfolk District): N61.4 (Waverly), N75.0 (New Bohemia), N89.0 (Jack), and N104.4 (Ford)

Water Tower Climb

I was given these videos from a friend who was dismantling some radio equipment from the top of a water tower. These videos were recorded with a GoPro wearable HD camera.