Rebalanced

Took out the drill and did repairs to my 1:1 and 4:1 baluns. Made the holes wide enough and at the 3/4″ centers necessary to accept the banana terminal blocks. Sealed the interface between the case and the block with a flattened piece of Coax-Seal(tm) for water protection. Looks better, and now the terminals won’t […]

S9+

Haha. Haha. Hah. Ah hah. Hah. It’s raining, and my 40m ham band reception at my apartment is S9+ across the entire f’n band. 20m is S6, and it’s currently dead at 11pm CT. And there are broadbanded birdies every 60KHz, some right on top of the FT8 subbands. And I even experimented with running […]

Split-Split

Last year I built an Over-The-Air TV antenna system for my mother who wanted to cut the cable. Worked fairly well when I installed it, and I marked it up as the best over-designed antenna system I’ve ever installed. Lately, she’s reported that some of her channels have disappeared. Been racking my brain to think […]