The SPARC club radio station is in the process of moving within the DMI Research building. The work is being done in stages with the removal of everything from the old shack a couple of weeks ago. The video clip link (below) is of the latest phase from Jan 21 beginning the process of cleaning both rooms and starting the wiring. The AC facilities were added several weeks ago with the assembly of the antenna switchboard and the removal of old antenna cabling this past weekend.
Posts published in “Station Building”
In preparing to do some rewiring in my shack, I investigated the use of crimp-on coax connectors. I ended up purchasing a crimp tool along with coax connector and Powerpole dies from DX Engineering. I can now easily install crimp-on connectors on a variety of coax cables. The die for Anderson Power Pole connectors will make their installation a snap as well.
In my research, I checked out a number of YouTube videos on the subject, I found this one very interesting.
What caught my attention were … Click for more
The February 5th, 2021 SPARC meeting is Home Brew Night. No, not beer. This is where you show off projects related to ham radio you have made this year. It could be an antenna project, some accessory you built and modified in a unique way. It can also be interesting software projects related to ham radio you put together. This year due to our Zoom meetings, you will have to show what you did via your computer. If you have a webcam and can show the project, that will work. … Click for more
As you may recall, the club experienced damage due to the tornado in Pinellas Park last week.
Dave KR4U, John KI4UIP, Pat AA0O and Billy KN4LUZ were on site to work on the project (The author arrives late so anyone was had already left, please accept my apology for the omission).
The tower was bent just above the first section nesting point. With the help of a crane secured by Pat AA0O, the tower was safely lowered on Thursday 2/13 along with the … Click for more