Projects

Club Antenna Erecting

Club members spent a couple of Saturday mornings (one dry, one very wet) erecting the clubs antennas (long wire, HF vertical, on collinear for 6/2/70cms.

Catering department
Catering department
Allan cooking breakfast
Allan cooking breakfast
Lee and Keith getting the rope up for the longwire
Lee and Keith getting the rope up for the longwire
David testing the antennas
David testing the antennas
Keith getting ready to fit the steady bracket
Keith getting ready to fit the steady bracket
Keith fitting the collinear bracket
Keith fitting the collinear bracket
Break time
Break time
Assembling the HF vertical
Assembling the HF vertical
Finished longwire antenna
Finished longwire antenna
Vertical in its final position
Vertical in its final position
Armstrong rotator - for now
Armstrong rotator – for now
HF vertical in place
HF vertical in place
Getting ready to fit the vertical
Getting ready to fit the vertical
Looks good eh?
Looks good eh?
Steady bar fabricated by Allan
Steady bar fabricated by Allan
Antenna testing at Keiths
Antenna testing at Keiths
Busy work site
Busy work site
HF vertical
HF vertical
Allans fabricated collinear bracket
Allans fabricated collinear bracket
Almost there
Almost there
Giving it a good dose of looking at!
Giving it a good dose of looking at!
Carefull
Carefull
Catering department
Moody sky showing the three antennas - hf vertical, longwire, and collinear
Moody sky showing the three antennas – hf vertical, longwire, and collinear

 

Members will soon have access to 3D printing!

One of the most exciting and challenging aspects of Amateur Radio is projects.

NLWARC has a number of members who enjoy making things from Crystal Sets, through Arduino based projects, to Antenna’s.

Club members are currently working on the following projects:-

Francis Armstrong is working on a Spectrum Analyser.

Cath Singleton has been working with a QFA antenna and software to produce images from weather satellites:

 

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Jim Stansfield is working on a Delta Loop

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Lee Layland is working on a portable dual band PSK transceiver and a MAG LOOP controller.

The MAG LOOP controller is a project by Loftur E. Jónasson – TF3LJ / VE2LJX and is documented here.FB_IMG_1461669295588

Bare Circuit Board

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All components except chips

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Fully populated

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Display

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Case showing covers for RF

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Completed except labels

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Fully complete