Archive for tag: ham radio

Dummy Load/Watt Meter Experiment

January 8, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, this is pretty basic stuff really, but it’s part of my trip toward additional homebrewing, and it might be of some vague interest, so here we go. If anyone spots anything horribly wrong here, please feel free to help me learn by leaving me a comment here. Before Thanksgiving, I was having quite a […]

Homebrew Satellite Antenna

January 2, 2009 | Amateur Radio, Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

While I am on the antenna kick, Howard, G6LVB mentioned his page on putting two cheap yagis on the same boom. Very, very nice. 10db of gain for a reasonably small antenna, and RHCP to boot. Homebrew Satellite Antenna.

K6HX beaconing on 30m with WSPR/MEPT

January 1, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, I hadn’t been doing any WSPR beacon operations since before Thanksgiving (which was also before my new callsign) and I was kind of bored today, so I dug out my power supply, tuner and interface and set my computer beaconing again on 30m. It’s a combination beacon: using WSPR above 10.140100, and a visual […]