Monday, September 25, 2017

Tarheel Screwdriver Antenna Mount

This weekend i took some time to get my new Tarheel screwdriver antenna mounted. after rebuilding it about 6 time the is what i came up with and its working grate. Very Sturdy.


This is the start of the plate that ill bolt the back of my jeep along with the overhead rack. the bolts are 5/8 so i have punched and drilled smaller holes to guyed the lager bit.


Here i have the insulator for the top mount. not complete a this point as it will have flat stock
welded the toe back so i can bolt it to the rack


Stainless steel 5/8 bolt i faced in the lathe, the taped it for the screw


The insulators i turned in the lathe. They are made out of cutting board plastic because this 
is all i had. 

As a side note this is not the best plastic to use for out doors because it will brake down in the weather. Delrin is what is used most of the time for this, and i have some on order now to replace them soon 


This bolt i reused form a heavy duty cb antenna mount i broke some time back. the top is 3/8x24 and the bottom is threaded for the 5/8 bolt.



All put together on the mount


Top insulator made out of the same cutting board plastic 


the other side



Mounted to the truck with the coax and grounding strap to the frame. ill be adding a cover to this to keep mud and dirt off of it. 


Monday, April 3, 2017

The K-Caddy Elecraft KX3 PX3 and KXPA

The K-Caddy for the KX3


Something i put together this last week and i thought i would share.






Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Microsoft Video Camera Mount

The Station

My station at the QTH has seen many different forms over the years since I got my license. Currently I’m running a ICOM IC-7410 and I’m loving it. Most of the time I’m working Phone on 20 meter and I also like digital modes and SSTV.
Here’s a list of the set up
•Icom IC-7410 Link
•Bose 101 Music Monitor
•Shure SM58 Mic Link
•Behringer  1002 mixer
•iBox audio interface Link
•Hy-Gain AV-640 Antenna Link
•SignaLink Sound Card Link
•Brown Bros. Key

QRP on the Beach

Yaesu FT-817, N5NIS, Buddiepole, National Inland Sea Shore.This is a trip I took last year to the National Inland Sea Shore. I setup just off the back of the Jeep running the radio from a small battery.