Photos taken 2016-16-05 at 21:14Z while waiting for band activity. Sent CQ intermittently for two hours today... Bands quiet.
This is my primary setup this month: Kenwood TS-590S, my HB long lever straight key, and my top favorite: Begali HST II in sideswiper mode.
FT-101E Station: FT-101E Transceiver, Landliner Speaker/Phone Patch, YO-100 Monitor Scope, D-104 mic on T-UG9 desk stand, and FL-2100B 600W HF Amplifier. The Navy Flameproof key was "rescued" from a model 19 Teletype.
HB 135' Doublet on 50' aluminum self supporting tower. The ladderline was easily made. I use a 1:1 current balun to make the transition from the ladderline to a short length of coax which goes through the wall to my Palstar AT2K manual tuner.
Gap Titan at about 14'... The counterpoise loop is about 4' above the steel roof. I use an LDG AT-600Pro Autotuner to handle any mismatch for the Titan.
Note: Titan in storage until I relocate it. Titan replaced on support by hex-beam at this time.
A Daiwa CN-801HP SWR-Power Meter is between the Yaesu FL-2100B 600W amplifier and tuner... I've only used the amp a few times.