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Beautiful Foggy Morning Here

Hello and welcome to W5DXE, Dixie Radio's web site. My name is Cyrus "Cy" Turner. I was born in Houston Texas on March 3, 1952. I graduated from Waltrip High School in 1971 though I spent my senior year at Lamar due to zone restructuring. I got interested in radio and electronics at the age of 7 when I built my first crystal set for a Cub Scout project. As I got older I continued to get more interested in radio. I built several Heathkit SWL sets  as well as other projects in my teens including my first guitar amp. My station consist of the following equipment:
 Kenwood TS-870 and TS-2000, Heil Goldline Pro, Electrovoice RE-20, Diamond GSZ4000 P/S, Heathkit HM-2140, Wavenode WN-1, Heathkit SB-220, Ameritron AL-1500, MFJ-984 Versa Tuner IV ( same as Dentron's MT3000A), Ameritron ATR-30 antenna tuner out to a fullwave 160m loop (540') at 60'. The TS-2000 is used for VHF and UHF. I use a Cushcraft A148-20T Yagi For VHF and a Diamond Discone for UHF.
I have recently gotten bit by the audio bug and have added a few audio rack pieces to my station. Furman RR-15 Plus, DBX286A, Bellari RP533, Behringer DSP1124P, EX3200, MDX2600, and a DSP2024P . The monitor speakers are Bose 301 Series II's


IT'S YOUR RIGHT! The 2nd Amendment

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Barrett M-107 50 Cal BMG



Here's a list of some of my favorite musicians:

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Page, Pete Townsend, Mark Knoppfler, Sonny Landreth, Robert Johnson, Eric Johnson, Leo Kottke
just to name a few.. Yes I am a guitarist.

Latest Station Set Up

Full Wave 160m Loop at 70 feet.

Audio Rack

ATR-30 Tuner and Commander HF-2500