Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Looking into the Roof Line

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Covered Deck Roof Line

Covered Deck

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Roof Line

I think this is a better rendering of the roof line.
I'm still learning how to use Google Sketchup. Pretty amazing
product...particularly since it's free!
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This morning's "event"

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Saturday, August 22, 2009


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Center Support

I think I replaced the center support with steel cable none too soon. These are shots of several parts of the line that went over the top of two trees. Does anyone make a nylon/dacron line with a Kevlar jacket? Would that protect the core?
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KB4PYR Southern Outpost

The Sun always Wins!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

W4BXI Hum Test

This is a mp3 file recorded this morning, August 17, 2009, testing the efficacy of an isolation transformer at W4BXI between a telco autopatch and the Mark V. You first hear PTZ and BXI with the isolation transformer in place; then with the isolator removed; and then back in the circuit.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Deck Portable

Screen shot from remote laptop. HRD controling the IC-706 inside
the house and Skype providing the audio link. Remote laptop
connected to the Internet via the wireless home network.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Deck Staining Project

Situated on the western brow, the sun comes up "behind" me. The valley below gets it first, then the western side of the mountain. I need to get an earlier picture with the "sunrise" on Sand Mountain across the valley and the valley still "in the dark."