Jun 182014
 

I made a mould to check if all the flanges from the towers are fitting correctly to the tower bases.
Two of the four towers are on the ground and checked if sections are fit together correctly. There are some problems with the . The guy ring bearings. They do not fit correctly on to the sections. The builder of the towers is now looking for a solution.

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Jun 172014
 

Step by step I get all the bands running again. Today I made my first dx qso’s on 50Mhz since a July last year!
I worked KP2/K3TEJ, KP4EIT and WP4JCF. The yagi in the tower needs some maintenance but for now I am qrv.

May 092014
 

Today I started to disconnect the uLINKS for the Station Master Deluxe in the barn and installed them in the new shack. I managed to get two radios ttalk with the SMD’s and to get two rotors to turn.

The Station Master Deluxe is a “Network” controller for controlling large stations using multiple Antenna Switches, Stacks, Rotators, SteppIR/UltraBeams, Automatic Amplifiers, and other devices.
It is made bij Microham.

The U links on a rail.

The uLINKS on a rail.

U links with the cables connected to it.

uLINKS with the cables connected to it.

 

 

May 092014
 

The first weekend of May we participated as always in the 144MHz contest. Johan PE9DX, Peter PA4PS and PA1T where the operators. Hilco PC1CP, Jan PA0VAJ and Nap PA1NG paid us a visit as usual.
It was the first time we had a contest from the new shack. Not everything went as smooth as hooped but we could finish the contest. Next contest we hope to have cured the problems.

Overview of the new shack.

Overview of the new shack.

Peter PA4ps

Peter PA4ps

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May 042014
 

Saturday and today we had the first contest from the new shack.

Johan PE9DX, Peter PA4PS and PA1T where the operators.
We found some problems before the contest which we could partly solve. The rx from one of the 3 towers is poor. I solved it temporary with an extra preamp. I think the problem is in the big coax relay in the tower.
During the contest I found out hat swr of the antennas in tower two became bad. I think this also could be a relay in that tower. Conditions were not very good. We made 500 qso’s. The biggist suprise was a qso with 9A8D for 1227 km.
I have a lot of work to do before the next contest.

Johan Pe9dx behind the radio. Peter PA4PS in the front.

Johan Pe9dx behind the radio. Peter PA4PS in the front.

PA4PS at the radio.

PA4PS at the radio.