Index of projects
The table below provides an index to all sorts of radio projects. Just click on the project name to go to the relevant blog post. My background is in mechanical engineering so you will find that I tend to prefer these types of projects over the typical electronic DIY project you will find in the ham world.
|1||DIY Cobwebb antenna (5-band)||Step by step description of the cobweb / cobwebb antenna I built.|
|2||Changing a CB beam into a 10m beam||How I changed a cheap 4 element CB beam into a DX killing 10m beam|
|3||DIY aluminum push up mast||The mast I developed to hold my 10m beam and my hexbeam while working portable|
|4||Mast support for heavy masts||Wooden mast support I built to set up my aluminum mast next to my car when working portable|
|5||40m delta loop||Highlights of the delta loop I built for 40m (full size loop)|
|6||18m pole improvements||Some improvements I made to the way I set up the Spiderbeam 18m pole - making it easier to set up in the field|
|7||Inverted V antennas||Center connector and wire spools that I use to quickly deploy different inverted V antennas|
|8||Slim Jim for 4m||Simple vertical antenna for 4m made from ladder line|
|9||Lithium battery for QRO||Lithium battery for QRO operation (LiFePO4 17V)|
|10||Portable 4 element 6m beam||Building a portable version of the DK7ZB 4 element 6m beam|
The table below provides an index to blog posts in which I share practical tips on gear, set-up, operating, etc. Just click on the link to go to the relevant blog post.
|1||Setting up the folding hexbeam||Practical tips on setting up my favourite portable beam by Folding Antenna|
|2||Power sources for portable operation||Lead acid, LiPo, LiFePo4 batteries - which one is the best option for portable ham operation?|
Also check out the information on using LiPo's for QRO operation.
|3||Portable set-up||What do I take when I go out /P? Well, it depends on how I am moving around - on foot, by bicycle or car.|