Refurbish CDE HAM II Rotator System

M0NWK CDE rotator refurbishment

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.

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QSO Heatmap

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

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New antenna brackets finished

M0NWK painting antenna brackets

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.

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How to straighten Microbore copper tube

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.

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Live DX Cluster

Real-time spot information by band for active amateur radio operators around the world via the DX cluster network

Over the last few days I have been working on first phase of integrating real-time DX cluster information to my new website so I can view activity on the go.

Taking raw data from a JSON API made available by DXCluster.co.uk , I have developed PHP, CSS and JavaScript that adds styling and automatically refreshes the cluster table every 10 seconds. Thank you to DXCluster.co.uk for the continued use and support of the API.

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