In February 2020 my 1.5 metre prime satellite dish was destroyed by strong winds from storm Dennis. The dish was ripped from it’s mount overnight and I found it at the end of my garden bent and dented. Beyond repair I had no choice but to scrap it.
After a few weeks of searching I purchased a secondhand 1.5 metre x 1.7 metre offset dish.
This blog post contains pictures of the dish as it arrived. Soon I will be making modifications as part of my QO-100 Es’hail-2 project.
MiniTiouner hardware was designed by Jean-Pierre F6DZP and is a DVB-S/S2 USB receiver that works with MiniTioune software. It covers 143MHz to 2450MHz and was designed for use by Amateur Television (ATV) operators.
Like other amateur radio operators I want to use the MiniTiouner and software to receive transmissions from the Es’hail 2 QO-100 geostationary satellite.
I built my MiniTiouner (phase 1) in January 2019 but due to work commitments have just got round to using it.
Last year I purchased a Solent 23cm Amateur Television (ATV) transmitter. Although working, it needed a bit of a tidy up. Whilst tidying things up I decided to make a few modifications and place the transmitter in a new case too.
In October 2018 I started using a Comtech 23cm transmitter for my ATV operations. Rather than use the 8-way dip switches to tune the transmitter, I decided to work on a project to develop a rotary LCD tuner using an Arduino Uno as the micro-controller. This article shows how I did it, including the code.
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.