February 02, 2005

I'm still here...

A few pictures of the the new antennas being constructed starring Steve G0CUH doing the energetic stuff whilst I operate the warm, dry digger....Thanks Steve.



A few days later after the concrete dried......






No pictures of the tower upright because after 1 month it has only been up a couple of hours due to high winds and no conditions, roll on summer. I will post some pictures of the finished construction later.

On the tower are 2x16ele by I0JXX stacked at 3m apart, a power combiner then PA3CSG low-pass filter to stop the local airfield radar hitting the pre-amp FET, the change-over relay then MGF1801 Cavity preamp by VE3KH, finally followed by a 4 pole DCI bandpass filter. The overall result is very pleasing with a noticable drop in clicks, pops and low level birdies (I thought were computer interferance but which must have been intermods).

I was pleased to receive this QSL for 144MHz today...

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I Have recently installed Skype (Voice over IP broadband telephone) on the Shack PC and I am very impressed, free phone calls at amazing audio quality. It is like having the other person in the room with you! I look forward to listening in the the other end of Sporadic-E openings real-time in the summer!


Posted by Tim at February 2, 2005 09:30 PM


nice set up and a perfect base for good listening, with high end pre and after filtering.
How about de D4 beacon project on 144 MHz?
Hope wind wil die down next month and will stay calm all the year.
73 gerard Pe1bbi

Posted by: gerard at February 5, 2005 01:39 PM

Ciao Tim, nice to see you..now ur voice have a face hi...ciao Mau ik2yxk

Posted by: Mau at February 11, 2005 09:56 AM

Hi Tim yes well done , happy to talk with you with IPVoice skype! c u later ! GL

Posted by: Damien at February 11, 2005 09:25 PM