Aug 052011

I have made a vertical for 40m. it is an prototype to see how it working and what I have to change when I need 4 of these for my for square. I mounted it next to the shack at the fence. At this place it picks up a lot of noise from the house and the shack. Will move it to the land soon. To connect the coax and the radials I made a connection box. I think that when engendering is finished I will fill the box with resin.

Aug 042011


Yesterday Bert PE1RKQ brought me an airco with he bought for me in Germany. It has an indoor and an outdoor unit. Today I made the holes in the wall and mounted the in and outdoor unit on his place.

Aug 022011

To walk to the new property next to my house I had already a small bridge but after years of use it was not save any more. With some modifications it will last another few months before there will be a definitive solution.


Aug 012011

Today I got rid of the open feed line of on my 80m dipoles.

I made a new feed line from the rg213 feed lines. I soldered the screens together at the top and also at the bottom. This must be the same as Twin lead.  It does not move so much in the wind as the old feed line. I made also some improvement to the remote tuner which is on the ground outdoor at the bottom at the feed line.

Jul 092011

Today Thomas was here to pick up an alu tube for his new tower.
Then we went to his place to put his new Steppir in the tower.
Arjen PA7LV was also there and at the end of the day the new Steppir was on the tower.