Friday, January 08, 2016

An On Line Simple Air Coil Calculator mentioned in the Feb 2016 QSR Article by Ward Silver

Simple Air Coil Calculator
http://www.k7mem.com/Electronic_Notebook/inductors/coildsgn.html

The Impedance Matching designer link is here
http://home.sandiego.edu/~ekim/e194rfs01/jwmatcher/matcher2.html

Thanks to Ward for another great effective article

Cheers!
Steve
KG5VK

YCCC 9 element Low band Vertical RCV Array

Here is a very short Video of the performance of this array....

video
Note I have only finished 3 of the 9 elements
They are in a line N.E.  / S.W.
The control cable was only two lines for power, none for switching
So the only switching in this first use
is The Array (RX ANT) Versus the Transmit antenna (which is a long legged Vee Beam)
I will be posting more Videos of this very impressive antenna soon.

Cheers!
Steve
KG5VK

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Monday, January 04, 2016

Nearly end of the day at "Area 57"

Nearly End of The daylight Hours
at
"Area 57"

Finished up the roughed in plumbing and started hooking up a few appliances like a whirlpool tub
HVAC system will get installed in a couple of weeks





Tomorrow I spend a little more time perfecting the three elements of the 9 ele YCC low band receive array, while we have another day of sunshine here.

Mean while I just worked a new one on 80m cw
ES3AX  August in Estonia
Cheers!
Steve