On May - 9 - 2016 Comments Off on Heathkit SB-221 brought back to life
An overview of my SB-221 amplifier repair project — a notebook about what it needed and what I did.
On January - 23 - 2016 Comments Off on The Large and Powerful Spider Beam
Here’s a homemade, lightweight but full-size triband yagi (with directors and reflectors in V configuration) interlaced on a 32-foot boom. And it works like a dream.
On January - 23 - 2016 Comments Off on Hybrid wire element SteppIR 40M yagi
Expand a 40M rotatable dipole into a 2-element yagi with a fixed wire element. Add a relay to the wire and get instant 180-degree rotation, too.
On September - 7 - 2015 Comments Off on LED lighting for CDE/Hygain rotator meter
Tired of burned-out bulbs in your CDE rotator meter? Replace the bulb with an LED strip — it’s inexpensive and LEDs will last a very long time.
On August - 15 - 2015 Comments Off on Rebuilding the radio room
Big plans for the radio “shack” at VA7ST… will it ever be built?
On July - 10 - 2015 Comments Off on Astron power supply digital meter (volts/amps)
Want to know what that “blind” power supply is putting out? Add a digital volt/ammeter to your meterless Astron power supply
On April - 29 - 2015 Comments Off on Trip of a lifetime: camera outcomes
General thoughts on the new camera after a trip to New Zealand and Australia.
On February - 2 - 2015 Comments Off on Affordable Lumix FZ1000 battery packs
Today’s portable gear — including cameras — demands a lot from batteries. Here’s a quick tip on where to get affordable extra batteries (that work really well) for the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 camera.
On February - 1 - 2015 Comments Off on Low-cost photography filters from Fotodiox
One of the best additions to a photographer’s toolkit is also one of the least expensive: this kit of three Fotodiox filters (circular polarizar, UV, and soft diffusion) for under $15 is a great deal.
On January - 31 - 2015 Comments Off on Lumix FZ1000 bridge camera — superzoom plus
I think I’ve found the perfect camera for me. Big zoom range, stunning images, and 4K video all in a bridge camera sporting a one-inch, 20MP sensor. Check out some samples from the Lumix FZ1000.