A few more week and some more interesting things to work with over the last while. The local ham-space held it’s twice-annual flea market – I manned the membership table of the local MRS group – will be my last as I transfer membership duties to another ham – been fun. I was able to find a used antenna from a local ham – seems I need to do some work on this GAP Challenger vertical as there’s some damage to it.
We’ve been fortunate enough to find some decent deals on some used RF gear to help with our project, so I have to get some to try them out.
… and more to come — some of these units have some rather nice features to visualize spectrum usage – will be interesting.
Another fun item was a recent tower-destruction resulted in a small piece of hardline being offered up – I put my hand-held next to it to give some form of context — this is hard stuff …
this was some form of commercial broadcasting … would have been interesting to see 400′ of that tower coming down!
Another fun thing to work on is to resurrect the ol’ TNC and put it into good use. A friend put up a dual-channel radio on 145.01 and I am putting together this little unit to get “back” on the air on AFSK 🙂 brings back memories:
why not provide a separate back-up to our 2.3 GHz unit (10Mbps) with a 1200bps 145MHz unit … will be interesting to see in operation. Next will be 9600FSK data-radios 🙂
73, Dan ve4drk