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Crank-up tower
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Somalia
SOTA 2010 Ireland
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SOTA 2012
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SOTA 2013 Ireland
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SOTA Germany
SOTA Luxembourg
SOTA 2014 Ireland
SOTA 2014 Ireland II
SOTA B&B
SOTA 2015 Ireland
SOTA 2016 Ireland
Worked All Ireland

This page is for the (many) projects that I have.

 

 

This rather interesting device now decorates the shack!


 

 

Project 1: antenna towers

 

The installation of two crank-up towers was completed in 2008. 

 

Project 2: new shack

 

The new shack is gradually taking shape.  See dedicated page.

 

Project 3: "common ground" bar

 

Since my shack is on the first floor I decided to install a "common ground" bar to bond equipment and coax.

 

Project 4: "Charlie 5"

 

A set of portable antennas to take with me on a holiday in The Gambia.

 

Project 5: "Low VHF"

 

A long term project involving propagation on Low VHF frequencies.

 

Project 6: "APRS tracker" for vehicle use

 

A modified ex-PMR radio with APRS TX module.

 

Project 7: Antenna rotator maintenance / installation

 

Overhaul of my DR-7600 antenna rotator.

 

Project 8: Portable antennas for my /P station in EI land

 

Yagi's for 6m, 4m and 2m for /P operation.

 

 

 

2011-2012-2013-2014-2015

  • Install service boxes at both masts --- completed!
  • Run coax cables from the masts to the shack --- completed!
  • Install antenna rotators --- completed!
  • Install remote antenna switch --- completed!
  • Software familiarisation, including:
    • "Radio Mobile" for terrain signal strength simulation --- software is in use.
    • MMANA-GAL for antenna simulation --- software is in use.
    • FLDIGI for digital signal modes --- I have abandoned digital modes!
  • Repair / equipment restauration projects, including:
    • Marantz R-600 (AM/FM) receiver --- outstanding.
    • Yaesu FRG-7700 shortwave receiver --- completed!
    • Kenwood TM-241E (back-up battery) --- completed!
  • Analyse unknown antenna and filters --- work in progress

  • Repair and re-stack antennas --- completed!

 


 

 


 


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