Its Almost Like Doing Radio

Its been as hot as satans farts here and so on goes the air-con. But the crappy inverter in the air-con wipes out all of HF with hash, making it unusable. But I felt like doing some radio, which is odd, I have not been all that interested in transmitting in ages, so I fired up WSPR and let it run overnight. Not the most impressive collection of spots, but its better than nothing. This was on 20m. I would really like to work DP0GVN in the antarctic in a mode that actually counts. But alas, they have not been all that active in that capacity for sometime.

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Wood Carving

Well its not really wood carving, more like toy making. With the help of a mini CNC, bandsaw, drill and die grinder I knocked up these wooden toy guns for my grandsons, Lucas, Keyte and Ezra. They are a little agricultural, but should be appreciated by the boys.

 

 

If anyone would like the tool paths, I designed this in Vectric Asipre and I can export the files in DXF, EPS, AI and SVG for importing into your own design software. Just shoot me an email.

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My Little Spec An

So yesterday I got to designing a RF Sampler for my little spec an, and one thing led to another and so i connected it to the FeelTech function generator, fired up a sine wave and with the maximum amount of data points over the smallest span the software would allow I took a look at how clean the signal is. Not sure about those 2 spurs, but if they are real and not artifacts, that’s not a good thing.

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