Nearing Completion! 4K UHD Monitor – 021618

Finally it’s beginning to feel like the station is nearing completion. The LG 32UD59-B 4K UHD monitor has arrived, and it looks amazing. Almost everything is connected and working.

LG 32UD59-B my first ever 4K UHD monitor
The LG 32UD59-B monitor looks great!

The AT-AUTO is the last piece of equipment remaining to be connected, and is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday 2/20/18. Today I ordered the remaining cables needed to install the tuner (two coax jumpers and an FTDI USB Serial cable)

Testing today at 1KW output did not produce any noticeable RFI in the shack! More testing will be required once all the PC monitors are in place and connected. The linear amplifier now delivers full output with 5 watts less drive It may be possible to lower the drive power even further after more testing is completed.

The rack is in the operating position and the desktop sides have been restored. The 4K monitor has been mounted and the remodel could be finished tomorrow if all goes well..

LCD Screen Type: TFT (Thin Film Transistor)
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) Screen
Pixel Pitch: 0.181 mm x 0.181 mm
Maximum Resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Recommended Resolution: 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Video Signal Horizontal Frequency: 30 kHz to 135 kHz
Vertical Frequency: 56Hz to 61 Hz
Input Connectors: HDMI IN1, HDMI IN2, DP(DisplayPort) IN, H/P(Headphone) OUT
Power input
19 V 3.3 A
Power consumption (Typ.)
On mode: 39 W Typ. (ENERGY STAR® standard)*
50 W Typ. (Outgoing condition)**
Sleep Mode ≤ 0.5 W
Off Mode ≤ 0.3 W
AC/DC adaptor
Type DA-65G 19, Asian Power Devices Inc. production
Output: 19 V 3.42 A
Environmental Conditions
Operating Condition
Temperature: (32 °F to 104 °F); Humidity: < 80%
Storing Condition
Temperature: (-4 °F to 140 °F); Humidity: < 85%
Monitor Size (Width x Height x Depth)
With Stand
28.67 inches x 18.04 inches x 9.32 inches
Without Stand
28.67 inches x 16.72 inches x 1.96 inches
Weight (Without Packaging)
With Stand
15.65 lbs
Without Stand
11.68 lbs
Product specifications shown above may be changed without prior notice due to upgrade of product functions.
* The power consumption level can be different by operating condition and monitor setting.
* The On mode power consumption is measured with ENERGY STAR® test standard.
** The On mode power consumption is measured with LGE test standard ( Full White pattern , Maximum

Unfortunately, after putting everything in place today I found the W10 PC has no power. I might have forgotten to connect the power cord, or I may have turned off the power switch on the PC power supply by mistake. I’m going to try to wiggle one hand back there and see if I can restore power without having to take the desktop apart and pull the rack out. If its not as simple as connecting the power, and the W10 PC has to be pulled, it will be postponed until after the March 2018 ARRL HF Contest. I’m curious to see what the 4K UHD Monitor will look like once connected to the Display Port output on the W10 PC.

I’m finally in the home stretch, as only a few more items remain to be completed:

  • Reconnect SAT Rotors
  • Install the Second AT-AUTO
  • Reinstall Audio Mixer (or replace with something smaller)
  • Resolve Power Issue on W10 PC
  • Put all PC Monitors Back in Place
  • Finish High Power Testing
  • Check Loss of Sync On GW PC Monitor
  • Check TNC/Radio Cable for Possible Short  (also reposition TNC for visibility)
  • Buy / Cut / Install  Plexiglass Window Above AC Unit

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Author: K6HR

Licensed since 1994. Active on HF / VHF / UHF / Satellite.

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