After making a batch of nice folded dipole elements on my diy jig, I needed to work out how to mount them and feed them with 50 Ohm coax. The feed point impedance should be 200 Ohms so I needed a 4:1 balun.
I’ve got a strange fascination with folded dipoles. Single or stacked and phased, I just can’t seem to shake the need to build one from my head. So toady I have made a simple jig to help bend up a batch of folded dipoles.
Having read some reviews of the Eton G3 I have found out that some of the early units suffer from poor ssb sync using the built in sync function. My G3 is a very early (sub 300 serial number) unit although I only purchaced it a few weeks back. Continue reading “Eton G3 poor ssb sync”
I was getting a little worried about how the SMA connector on the Icom IC-R5 was dealing with being connected and disconnected from the antenna at home. I take the R5 with me everywhere and once I get home it goes on the desk and gets plugged into the collinear on the roof which has a BNC connector. Continue reading “SMA – BNC adaptor”
Picking up this strange signal on 4165 tonight?