Sunday, March 09, 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.


Paul Anslow said...

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

caulktel said...

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

Razorback Bush Pig said...

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