Saturday, March 08, 2014

ARNSW Antenna Day

My sincere thanks to the committee at Amateur Radio NSW for organising a wonderful "Antenna Day" today at Dural.


The day was a relaxed mix of informative guest speakers (my special thanks to all of them), some hands-on construction, and Commander Al making puns and deafening us with his hooter.


We learned about many interesting antenna variations from dipoles to more elaborate multi-band antennas.


There was home constructed and some nifty bits of commercial gear including this cute little tuner from Elecraft.


Everything from 160m to 2m was discussed.


For a small price of $10 those interested got a very nice dipole coax centre insulator and time to put it together.


We were lavished with tea, cool drinks, a BBQ and in the afternoon ice cream and fruit!

It was a beautiful day all around as you can see here. Incidentally, the second hand store is very well stocked at the moment too.



3 comments:

  1. It was a great day, thanks for your great blog entry. 73 paul VK2APA

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  2. Peter, looks like a good time. I just finished building the Elecraft T1 tuner myself and you are right, it's great!

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  3. Razorback Bush Pig4:49 PM

    Great to see Carmel vk2car's homebrew cheapie balun and Elecraft tuner make your bog :)

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