Saturday, December 29, 2012

Well....inquiring minds want to know....

To find out where I am....go the blog and look under the top Links of Interest.  Click on Where is W4UOA

We can talk about this tomorrow morning.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

English Cottage

I would like to know more about this cottage.  I would particularly like to see the floor plan.

cottage style houses

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Final piece for the pan-adapter...

I think I finally have all the pieces. Last one to arrive was the
Clifton Labs Z10000 6.0 db preamp. Also, see the dime. The preamp
came with a little packet of a selection of these devices. Jack, what
it is this?

Click to enlarge each picture.

Monday, December 3, 2012

COM Redirection

Some more off the shelf software technology being evaluated and possibly adopted to support the Mentone remote.  The DTS-4 Antenna Switch (MaxiCOMM) Core program is running on the Tuscaloosa desktop computer.  It is communicating with the LDG DTS-4 antenna switch in Mentone.  It sends COM requests to Tucaloosa virtual COM7 that is routed by HW Virtual Serial Port to the host.ip.add (Mentone) port 23.  In Mentone, Remote COM Port 1.4e is listening on port 23.  Inbound traffic on port 23 is routed to COM7.  The LDG-DTS-4 is cabled to COM7.  The net result is that switching requests originating in Tuscaloosa using DTS-4 Antenna Switch (MaxiCOMM) Core directly control the LDG DTS-4 without the need to otherwise connect remotely to Mentone--no Remote Deskop, LogMeIn, etc.  Just the COM signal travels across the Internet just as if it were a serial cable 150 miles long.

The next step is to connect COM4 and COM7 and attempt to control the rig.  The goal is reduce overhead to the absolute minimum, e.g. just the control signals and down telemetry. 


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Free floating 2m and 440 Hustler Vertical

Click on the image to enlarge.  See the Hustler vertical floating about 30' above ground.  The real test will be first high winds.  The antenna is kept in the vertical by a sash weight suspended from the bottom of the mount.  Look closely and you can see this weight hanging from the bottom of the vertical.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Boxwood Cottage

View off the brow.  Click to enlarge.

Boxwood Cottage

A few more pictures of the new home site.

Boxwood Cottage Site

A few pictures of the new home site.

Bradford Pear?

Can anyone confirm this is a Bradford Pear leaf?

Sunrise at The Cottage

Sunrise moving across the valley.

Halloween in Mentone

Halloween in Cincinnati

Friday, October 26, 2012

Nashville Op Pos

October 26, 2012 IP Log

Notice the IP address change at 0808 this morning even though I was connected and the link was active.

Monday, September 24, 2012

W4BXI Bow and Arrow Antenna Installation System

Back by request.  Here is a video showing the W4BXI bow and arrow system for putting up antennas.
It is a GREAT system.  The bow allows very short AND very long shots.  Enjoy.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012