K-8325 Madera Side

Did a second POTA activation at K-8325 Millerton Lake State Recreation Area but this time I setup at the top of the boat ramp on the Madera side. This was a much better spot: open sky, repeater coverage, and cell service. These all made a big difference as I was able to communicate and spot… Continue reading K-8325 Madera Side

Categorized as POTA

23cm Beam

Added a run of LMR-600 and a 23cm beam to the roof. The antenna still needs some tweaking to get the SWR lower. I should be able to get back up to the roof in the next week to make some adjustments.


Using my modified Buddistick Pro and the Icom AH-705 tuner I now have a portable 40m setup. Adding a 32 inch arm bellow the coil in addition to the two 12 inch arms that come with the antenna and replacing the standard whip with a long telescopic whip greatly improves the bandwidth and SWR on… Continue reading AH-705

Coax Switches

This has been on my project list for some time but I needed to wait until I had most of my switches and the coax jumpers needed. I wanted to mount my coax switches on a board that was not attached to the wall so that it can be removed later without leaving holes in… Continue reading Coax Switches

Solar Eclipse

Setup the telescope in the backyard and took some pictures of the eclipse.

Categorized as Moon, Sun