For the last three years I have had a 25ft 50mm alloy pole protruding from the top of my garage whose purpose is solely to support the end of my HyEndFed 5 band wire antenna. I’ve finally got round to camouflaging it for stealth / covert operation using camouflage fabric tape.
Updated: 4th March 2017
In February 2018 I purchased a second hand Tennamast 10m tilt over Adapt-A-Mast complete with rotator cage, CDE Ham II rotator and CDE rotator controller.
Although I saw the rotator working I decided to check over the internals of the rotator, give it a bit of a service, refurbish the exterior and clean up the connection points.
Updated: 4th March 2018
Rawlplug is my new best friend! I will be using this to secure threaded studs in brickwork as part of my Tennamast installation.
In April 2017 I constructed a masthead pre-amplifier unit for 23cm ATV (Amateur Television) using a G8FEK low noise amplifier (LNA), two Tohtsu CX-520D coaxial relays and a homebrew PCB.
Updated: 17th February 2017
It’s 13th November 2017 and I’ve just started to design my liquid cooled RF amplifier for 23cm Amateur Television (ATV).
This article shows how I have made a mains filter that is extremely effective in reducing and in some cases eliminating completely EMC from the electricity supplying my shack.
HEATMAP OF QSO’S FOR AMATEUR RADIO STATION M0NWK
Yesterday I finished developing a function within my custom written logging software that exports QSO details to a ‘QSO Map‘ page on my website. Today I have developed a new function to display a heatmap of these contacts. Find it here
MAP SHOWING QSO’S FOR AMATEUR RADIO STATION M0NWK
New wall brackets for supporting a pole and my new Yaesu G-450 rotator, WIMO SHF-2344 yagi for 23cm, EAntenna EA270ZB13 yagi for 2m and 70cm and masthead pre-amplifier unit for 23cm
Recently my Dad made me some custom wall brackets. I will be using the brackets to support a pole and my new Yaesu G-450 rotator, WIMO SHF-2344 yagi for 23cm, EAntenna EA270ZB13 yagi for 2m and 70cm and masthead pre-amplifier unit for 23cm.
Simple workshop technique that shows how to straighten Microbore copper tube using basic workshop tools
This post shows a technique I’ve used to straighten 10mm Microbore copper tube and forms one of a series of video’s I’ve made to show how I’ve constructed my Quadrifiliar Helix antenna or QFH as it’s more commonly known.