Saturday, February 23, 2008

Electronics Lab 

Every so often I run across a web site that gets my juices flowing. I haven't played with hardware either radio or computer for some time now. I seem to spend all my time wrapped up in some application level tool like a database or presentation program of some kind.

Electronics Lab is one of those sites that I just happened to stumble across on the web while looking for something else. This site is filled with projects on everything from tube type amplifiers to microprocessor based controllers. Take some time and browse around and see if you don't suddenly smell hot solder in the air and start thinking about some neat application that you could use the circuit in. I have added them to the links section here on the blog. Good stuff.

Electronics Lab Web Site

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Short net this evening Feb 17 2008 

Well it was a short net tonight. I didn't have much in the way of information and there were no questions and only a few comments from Rich K3RWN. He reminded us that this coming Sunday is the WASH FEST where out monthly meeting will be held for February. Hope to see you there. Also this coming Wednesday, February 20th 2008, will be the next meeting of the Oblong Table. These meetings are held at the Kings Family Restaurant at Water Works Plaza on Freeport road just north of the Highland Park bridge. Very informal we generally meet between 07:00 and 07:30 PM, have a bite to eat and shoot the breeze about our favorite topic scanners. All are welcome.

Last but not least I have asked on the net several times about antenna supports made from pipe or mast and had a few suggestions but they didn't really do what I was looking for. While surfing the Wiki on the Radio Reference Site the other day I found a project for a 35 foot tilt over mast that looks like it is exactly what I'm looking for. If I get one built up I will take pictures to post on the blog and let you know how easy or hard it was to construct and get in the air.

If you would like to take a look at the project here is a link that will take you to the site.

Tilt over 35 foot mast assembly.

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