So I got my 9,5m long LFA WOS2 antenna going. It is at 23m AGL. So far the amp and the preamp is not wired, but it will come. Monitoring 6m now, will also be on 6m during the Perseids.
So I am slowly getting QRV on 6m. I have my old 3-el yagi from M2 at a fixed position at abt 16m AGL, pointing towards SW parts of Europe.
I am also finalizing the larger 6m antenna I will use. It is a LFA WOS yagi by InnovAntennas. It is 7-el and 9,5m long. Located on top of one of the towers, about 23m AGL.
Today I started to hang up a dipole or actually three dipoles on the same feed, 40m 80m and 160m. So I will soon be QRV on HF again. I also upgraded the mounts for my upcoming 6m yagi mount and for the 5m dish: I added heavier tubes (thicker), I did not trust the thinner tubes would last through all the storms.
The rotator for the 5m dish is connected but not yet tested (Alfa Spid BIG-RAS). And for the 6m antenna I will run my old RAS rotator. Hopefully there will be nice weather tomorrow so I can continue with my outdoor activities.
Having problems with the UPS. So the computer which manages the weather reports and the lightning detector does not have a good uptime for the moment. But I am working on it.
Preparing for my 6m antenna mount. It will be a 9,7m LFA yagi at about 23,5 metres AGL. With elevation. I know the antenna is a little bit small but I will try do to some EME with it as well.
Hello folks, my weather station is online through APRS. Meaning I am sending APRS messages about the current WX from JO87FB as SM7SJR-13. But only on the internet, not with radio… yet.
Today I also did finish up most of the “boring” work for the upcoming antenna mounting…everything is prepared and ready to go.
Ok so now I finally got my old personal website remodeled. This is the result, but there are more things to come on the web site of course. 73s de SM7SJR, Bjorn
Kvällens övning var att göra 8st stackningskablar av lågförlust koax med N kontakter. Detta till mina 8 x 3 el DK7ZB yagi som ska sitta på ena mastens hörnben med riktning söderut. Fått snits på det där med kontakteringen känns det som.
The completely rebuilt webpage for SM7SJR is now online. As you have noticed there are still a lot of work to do and info to add, but it will come.
Detta är den helt nya SM7SJR webben, välkommen! Som Ni märker är det rätt mycket kvar att göra och en hel del info fattas med det kommer.
73 de SM7SJR, Bjorn