Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Flex 6500

Courtesy of KK9W.  This image was shared on the RV Service Net January 23, 2016.  Beautiful display.

Boxwood with Light Snow

Snow in the Valley

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Entrance finished...

Coax cut to length with small chokes.  Notice the vole blocking filters at the ends of the PVC.  Time will tell if they like gray duck tape.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Multiband Dipole

This is the south end of the multiband dipole.  See the snap line through which the antenna guy runs.  

Weather front off to the west.  Look closely and you can see the dipole going across the image.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Transition is Finished

First, a very sincere thank you to all the great colleagues that offered advice and a helping hand to make the two Boxwood antennas possible.  You will see many of your suggestions as you look through the following pictures.  All the weak points and failures are my own.

Yes, that single strand coming from the top wing nut has been cut off!  I did not notice it until I looked at this picture in the warmth of the shack!  :)

Remote Thermostat

Friday, January 15, 2016

Linux: A Must Read

If you have ever thought that you might like to "try" Linux or just want to learn more about Linux, this blog post by WA5MLF is a must read.  Take a moment for a quick scan and I think you will bookmark it for a later disection!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016


I can ground the equipment in the rack with either 1/4 stranded SS cable or 1" tinned copper strap.  The straps would terminate on one leg of the rack held in place by a hose clamp.  A single 1" strap would continue on to the wall plat where it would be securely attached with a stainless steel machine screw.

A 1/4" cable would be attached to the ground lug on each piece of equipment and would all be bound together at one point on the rack with a SS machine bolt and nut.  A 1" strap would also be attached at this point and would continue on to the wall plate.

The question is should the 1" tinned copper strap be used  throughout or a combination of cable and strap?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

What is it?

We have a winner!  KB0BH has identified this as a spark plug terminal.

See the terminal in the image below!

Generac Menu Structure

Boxwood Power Distribution