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.
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).
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.