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Showing posts from July, 2008

Rooftop mini tower project

I am embarking a new mini project which hopefully can be materialised within at least a month time. It has been almost a year and my 10 element VHF yagi has been in the storage collection dust and my newly bought 3 element 10m yagi will surely does not see the light if I don't start this mini project. 
(just an illustration - one of the GlenMartin tower)
The design of this mini tower should look like a copy of the commercially available (at least in the US) from GlenMartin RT424. It will be at least a 4.5' high, aluminium made mini tower which hopefully could last quite a long time and withstand a strong wind. 
What I've done so far:
1. Bought 40' aluminium angle cut into 5' from Alumimac (not far from my new base). Cost me MYR 49 per 20'. 2. Have at least a rough drawing of the final product.
Thing I need to do now: 1. Finalise the drawing with all the dimensions calculated correctly. 2. Spend my time to cut .. cut .. and cut .. I don't have those electrical metal…

Selangor Open Fox Hunt 2008

Announcement as found in MARTS official website:

KUALA LUMPUR June 26, 2008 - MARTS KL State Council will organize a Fox Hunt (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) on July 20, 2008.
Date:    July 20, 2008
Time:    09:30 hrs - 13:00 hrs
Venue: Taman Tasik Titiwangsa (Titiwangsa Lake Park)An ARDF antenna making workshop will be held at MARES clubhouse on July 19, 2008.Objectives:To create awareness on Ham Radio amongst the general public (school students, interested government agencies, academicians, etc.), through explanation on technology used, ethics and licensing matters via seminar, exhibition and demonstration;To create an avenue for the current and prospective Class A/B license holder to participate in the Fox Hunting competition, testing skills and knowledge on ham radio technology;To inform on importance of Ham Radio as the main tool for disaster communication channel and assistance through demon…