Monday, March 20, 2023

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Mentone Bear Lock

 Trash can bear guard.  Put a pair of eyebolts on the rim of the lid and rim of the container--a pair on each side; 1/4" bolts should be sufficient.   Use washers on the outside and inside to prevent the eyebolt on the outside and the nut on the inside from working into the plastic container.  On the inside use lock washers to minimize the risk of the nut working loose.  

I have used both snap links and quick links to attach the pairs.  The pictures below show quick links.  I suspect the snap links would be just fine.  However, I decided the quick links would be more secure; less likely to open up if subjected to serious shaking.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

TDR Plots for Attic Antenna

Feed Line into a 50 ohm Dummy Load


Feed Line into an Open

Feed Line into a Short

Feed Line into DX-EE

Wednesday, September 2, 2020






Attic ready for DX-XX

Feed point hangs from roof rafter

Southeast end point ~2' off attic floor

Southeast looking Northwest
See feed point pull rope in the middle

Northwest end point bolted to roof rafter

Friday, August 28, 2020

Attic Feed Line Plots

SWR into a 50 Ohm Dummy Loaad

TDR Dummy Load at Approximately 160'

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Real Time Video Monitor

Real Time Video Monitor for W4UOA Remote

Friday, August 14, 2020

Dipole Orientation

Standing Under the Feed Point 

Looking toward East End

Dipole West Leg Standing at Feed Point 
Looking toward West End

Thursday, July 16, 2020

New Balun Box

Baluns now available for 4 antenna

3 new feedlines coming out of conduits

Feed lines now ready to prep

Floor conduit reveals 4 feedlines
Oh, and a shotgun shell! :0