Last year I purchased the 144LFA8, 8 element Yagi for 2 metres from EAntenna but it’s been in it’s box ever since.

That is until now. It’s¬† May 2021 and we have thunder and lightning so with the mast down, I have decided today I am going to build it so I can replace my 5 element one.

In this post I will show you how I built, tuned and installed the antenna on my mast.

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Offset satellite dish for QO-100 Es’hail-2 project

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.

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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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