Yes that’s right. As of December 2017 the Pleasant Valley Amateur Radio Club has a Remotely Controlled HF station. This station is available to PVARC Club members that have a membership level of Advanced.
Please Note: Station operation is currently restricted as it is in a testing mode
Station Call: K6PVR
Location: Camarillo Hills 980ft
Radio: Kenwood TS-450S
Power Source: 12 volt AGM battery with Solar Charger
Antenna 1: 40Mtr Windon Off Center Feed Dipole, see below
Antenna 2: future vertical
Control: access to the radio is through the RemoteHams.com program
Access: the system is only accessible through the internet. researching MESH network access.
The radio is setup for phone operation and CW receive. I am looking into CW and other Digital operating modes. The radio covers 160 through 10 meters and will auto-tune 10-80 to provide the best match. The auto-tuner does not work on 160 meters. Please note that the antenna is designed to operate on 40 through 6 meters. As of today I do not know how it will perform on 80 or 160 meters.
The radio is powered from a 100 Amp/Hour sealed AGM battery which is charged from the site Solar system.
The RemoteHams program is available at remotehams.com Once you download the program and after a simple registration you can login to the program. Search for K6PVR, Camarillo.
More information to follow…