The April 2017 edition of the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's bi-monthly newsletter "Ragchew" is now published. Grateful thanks once again to Anne for another fine edition!
Download the PDF file [here].
Ragchew is also on our Newsletters page
|Paul and Danny prep the antenna tower for lowering|
|Mast is lowered, resting on a ladder at a strategic point|
|Fritz chats with Hans-Jurgen and Wolfgang, who are assembling|
the MFJ multi-band vertical antenna on the clubhouse floor
|Lem and Chris measure up and check the troublesome|
Firce-12 antenna's dimensions
|In the foreground, Paul checks the Cushcraft Tribander's manual|
|Rob discovered some blackened coax connectors on a feedline that been|
subjected to a bit TOO much power...
|Lem does some last-minute reassembly on the antenna, now safe in its rack|
|Pieter shows Skippy what his antenna analyser can do|
|A choke balun on the base of the MFJ vertical antenna|
|Hans-Jurgen works on the multi-band vertical antenna, which has been|
set up on stands outside for ease of assembly
|Skippy works on the long wire antenna which had suffered|
misadventure a while back
|Trap elements are gently sanded clean for good contact|
|Noel takes the opportunity to do some repairs to a clubhouse door|
|Noel, Hans-Jurgen and Wolfgang|
|Barry cranks up the telescopic element to get the antenna right up there|
|The analyser can be connected to a laptop display, which shows|
huge detail as you zoom in.
|At the end of the afternoon, Barry attempts to abduct Danny in the boot|
of his car. After all, who wouldn't want a structural engineer to design
such grandiose antenna projects? Danny fights back desperately.
(Actually, Danny was kindly helping to fix the light in Barry's car boot...)