Selective Tweets

Here are some of the tweets I’ve posted I think should be made available here on my site.

Thursday 4th of October 2018 23:12

Tonight, with help from Mark @G7LEU, I’ve installed 2x 144MHz beams to do a real-life comparison. One is a YU7EF EF… https://t.co/Z2yCIPyrf9

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 20:38

While walking my dogs earlier, my phone alerted me that FO-29, an @AMSAT SSB satellite, was overhead. As I had my… https://t.co/8Ty4U2DJxN

Saturday 22nd of September 2018 09:12

Recently, I noticed there was a wideband pulsing signal over the satellite allocation on 2m. I had a hunch it was f… https://t.co/kjcgSMn1py

Saturday 15th of September 2018 22:39

Tonight I got round to modding my Yaesu Quadra (VL-1000). By default, the PTT inputs from Radio1 & Radio2 are conne… https://t.co/9kyE7x1MMZ

Friday 7th of September 2018 23:22

I’ve been playing with an Elgato ‘Stream Deck’ I got for executing keyboard shortcuts from a single button. This im… https://t.co/ghJKpMnWIp

Thursday 23rd of August 2018 22:14

This was a little unexpected! 1st place in the Open section of the August @theRSGB 70MHz Cumulatives contest.… https://t.co/fxXXCaf3WO

Wednesday 8th of August 2018 02:28

The Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak this Sunday, 12th, & early morning on the 13th. The majority of activ… https://t.co/3SVXCXCeCo

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018 01:11

Just uploaded one of my old trance mixs from circa 1999 to #SoundCloud #wp #np https://t.co/qvEZ4LkwMB

Friday 1st of June 2018 17:30

Today, while in pain, I’ve replaced the RG-213 coax runs on the SCAM12 with Ultraflex-7. I estimate the weight redu… https://t.co/hmg5WWxZtk

Sunday 29th of April 2018 01:33

Tonight I stated boxing my @DXING 144 MHz Anglian transverter. Just the wiring to finish. Planning to use it with… https://t.co/o18WOyACaM

Sunday 4th of March 2018 08:24

Here is a picture of my V-2000 6m/2m/70cm co-linear antenna mounted on its new home in the SCAM12 (above the YU7EF… https://t.co/oYjeSVnSgu

Sunday 25th of February 2018 18:44

The control box for the satellite phasing. As usual, I used PowerPoint to make the front panel decal. Testing on lo… https://t.co/R7ibVMZFLB

Saturday 24th of February 2018 19:05

Time to mount the 2m beam and see if the PGA144 preamp (bodged onto a DG8 PCB for RF switching), and the 1:1 balun,… https://t.co/4OzY7aOjtr

Saturday 17th of February 2018 14:03

Eventually got round to making the 1.5″ to 2″ adaptor plate so I can replace the V2000 colinear, which sits at the… https://t.co/eUAylFRZvA

Monday 29th of January 2018 23:38

The 4m, 6m & 2m beams are back up. I still have to; install the boom support ropes (to stop the booms sagging), mov… https://t.co/dnINCpAapj

Sunday 28th of January 2018 23:13

Modded an old Brodit mount, I think is from my Samsung Note 2, to have USB-C and fit my Note 8 with the case on it… https://t.co/Y9AkHhZ5zK

Saturday 13th of January 2018 13:15

Just finished building my @DXING PGA144 preamp. I’m going to replace my DG8 with it as the PGA144 has a better NF (… https://t.co/NITgRwsQME

Sunday 7th of January 2018 10:29

Last night I fitted a @gm3sek mid-band choke to my 40m OCF dipole after getting sick of the RFI buzz on my PC speak… https://t.co/YNyTL5nwli

Sunday 31st of December 2017 19:53

Sunday 31st of December 2017 19:53

Wow, another picture of the moon with my new lens! #wp https://t.co/wwPAgXiupY 

Thursday 15th of June 2017 00:15

Happy days. Just worked RI1ANO (https://t.co/lncrbXbLpp) on 80m JT65a. Alexandr is on the South Shetland Islands, w… https://t.co/9hNGyIxGgm

Saturday 3rd of June 2017 14:47

Saturday 3rd of June 2017 14:47

That was a fun 4 hours on 6m, worked a few stations in Japan & then the middle east using JT65a. #ODXon6m #hamr #wp https://t.co/BiJ3pE4PSy 

Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:53

Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:53

Cute #cute #cute #dxdugs #wp https://t.co/31tyL6sjLM 

Sunday 27th of December 2015 03:01

Sunday 27th of December 2015 03:01

Little QRP ATU finished. Seems to be working as expected, just the labeling to do #wp https://t.co/297vWsAJeM 

Thursday 24th of December 2015 18:41

Thursday 24th of December 2015 18:41

After failing to make a new T7 out transformer in the mcHF with RG58, I’ve now done so with brass tube 🙂 #wp https://t.co/PyBQPhNXII 

Monday 21st of December 2015 00:06

Monday 21st of December 2015 00:06

Tonight, I’ve mostly been learning how to “match pairs” of MOSFETs. The @peakatlas DSA Pro has been invaluable #wp https://t.co/QbTrG4mCfg 

Tuesday 15th of December 2015 00:57

Tuesday 15th of December 2015 00:57

mcHF LPF plots, some adjustments where needed but happy with them now. Based on IZ6MAF’s doc #wp https://t.co/YFChlUSYKv 

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 00:42

Sunday 22nd of November 2015 00:42

2 hours to build the mcHF UI board, the PA/power board might take a little longer! Nice work from @M0NKA_ #wp https://t.co/JjLBkNFiKx 

SVXLink & Echolink

SVXLink & Echolink

That’ll be a boxed @Raspberry_Pi 2 running SVXlinK finished, for use on the CRGs GB3PY repeater #hamr #hamradio #WP https://t.co/sqTg57PmR8

Wednesday 11th of November 2015 00:44

Wednesday 11th of November 2015 00:44

Svxlink now working on the Pi for GB3PY-R Echolink. #wp #hamr #Hamradio @G3PYE https://t.co/gHtD7pfKhJ 

Saturday 7th of November 2015 17:03

Saturday 7th of November 2015 17:03

Sat antennas plumbed in. Time for a chill… #wp https://t.co/ddBj5taxCz 

Friday 6th of November 2015 00:06

Friday 6th of November 2015 00:06

How the mast for the satellite antennas & co-linear looks. #wp #hamr https://t.co/aBXNKOJGIJ 

Wednesday 21st of October 2015 23:56

Wednesday 21st of October 2015 23:56

2nd DG8 preamp built. You can see how I intend to mount it, integrated with the driven. @DXING #hamr #Hamradio #wp https://t.co/42Nz3pwtn9 

Sunday 7th of June 2015 21:17

Sunday 7th of June 2015 21:17

Mast painted, before (red) and after (green) #win #wp http://t.co/hEREiiyVgE 

Thursday 19th of February 2015 22:21

Thursday 19th of February 2015 22:21

Other than around the skylight, all the insulation in the roof space in Geekshed is now done #wp http://t.co/1uWJrAgxs7 

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 00:34

Wednesday 21st of January 2015 00:34

VNWA repaired (top) and working after overloading the RF port with nearfield RF (bottom). #hamr #wp http://t.co/YrDYdwMWTh 

Monday 19th of January 2015 22:52

Monday 19th of January 2015 22:52

Tonight I’ve built 6 Bandpass Filters for my @qrplabs Ultimate 3 kit http://t.co/iLFCnIyd0K #wp #hamr http://t.co/kLbKawiSZv 

Sunday 18th of January 2015 15:09

The current state of the back garden while the shack/shed bases and drainage pipe are fitted; https://t.co/eQMD2a3Ock #wp

Friday 16th of January 2015 22:54

Friday 16th of January 2015 22:54

Rotator fixed, assembled and working great. Attached the cog and imaged here with the SCAM12 bracket too #wp #hamr http://t.co/vW9nt3I0km 

Friday 16th of January 2015 16:29

Friday 16th of January 2015 16:29

Shed and shack bases in, I-Beam for SCAM12 vertical #WP http://t.co/wY232o5Xac 

Friday 16th of January 2015 00:05

Friday 16th of January 2015 00:05

The before and after state of my Yaesu G400 water damaged rotator #wp #hamr http://t.co/kAcqp2eyUI 

Thursday 15th of January 2015 23:55

Thursday 15th of January 2015 23:55

EZ antenna bracket to mount a pole then co-linear above the sat rotator #wp #hamr http://t.co/mHZkTF3kyP 

Thursday 15th of January 2015 23:16

Thursday 15th of January 2015 23:16

Garden progress for the shack; #wp http://t.co/pv2iDzQTSl 

Wednesday 14th of January 2015 21:19

Wednesday 14th of January 2015 21:19

Shed bases. Top big one is for the shack, bottom for the shed, little one to the left for the SCAM12! #wp http://t.co/hr7ch2aRDG 

Tuesday 13th of January 2015 13:57

Tuesday 13th of January 2015 13:57

Bex has got me an awesome new keyring for the shack #wp #win http://t.co/dr4VYQe1gq 

Sunday 11th of January 2015 22:28

Sunday 11th of January 2015 22:28

The method I’m going to use to attach a pole above my AZ/EL rotator. Just to add a couple of U-bolts to the right #wp http://t.co/V9NWf8rVm2 

Friday 9th of January 2015 00:14

Friday 9th of January 2015 00:14

So it would seem water did make it into my rotator, inc motor, while it was stored outside upside-down #DOOH #WP http://t.co/zEcZFbZkEf 

Friday 19th of December 2014 22:20

Friday 19th of December 2014 22:20

Just modified a Diamond MX-2000 triplexer to have chassis connections for use on a backup antenna system. #wp http://t.co/381RUaZgZ2 

Monday 1st of December 2014 19:25

Monday 1st of December 2014 19:25

Kenpro KR-5400 AZ /EL elevation rotator modded for PowerPole connections. #wp #hamr http://t.co/bdgdYo1nMx 

Monday 22nd of September 2014 23:26

Monday 22nd of September 2014 23:26

Second attempt at making a PCB with the Microslice laser engraver is better #wp Made 2 cuts to leave copper islands http://t.co/JpLdN26DB0 

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 17th of August 2014 12:25

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 17th of August 2014 12:25

The SSPA is all boxed ready for field testing. 10w in for 850w out. #wp #hamr http://t.co/VrGw0GYpUX 

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 17th of August 2014 01:06

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 17th of August 2014 01:06

Not quite pushing the SSPA to its limit, but it’s not blown up yet either while playing at these levels 🙂 #wp #hamr http://t.co/b8lgKVDAJM 

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 16th of August 2014 22:13

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 16th of August 2014 22:13

15w drive (3.25w into the SSPA after the 6dB ATT) produces a little over 800w. Now to align and check #wp #hamr http://t.co/EFHw7nvF6j 

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 16th of August 2014 22:17

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 16th of August 2014 22:17

I remade my meter driver board so I could get at the variables (temp and RF level) on the W6PQL controller PCB #wp http://t.co/i1d56oSWUM 

Tweet from m1bxf on Friday 15th of August 2014 22:12

Tweet from m1bxf on Friday 15th of August 2014 22:12

Finished the meter switch labelling on the front panel #wp #hamr http://t.co/o91LzZyG8W 

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 10th of August 2014 18:06

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 10th of August 2014 18:06

The normal M3 screw heads don’t fit the flanges, in the end soldering was the only option #griddle @G4GUO #wp #hamr http://t.co/ASAUKAe9pS 

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 10th of August 2014 17:59

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 10th of August 2014 17:59

Satisfying. With 4.5w in, 1.125w after the 6dB pad, there is 400w out the SSPA, which is what I expect #wp #hamr http://t.co/MnW7DSwdMP 

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 9th of August 2014 22:44

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 9th of August 2014 22:44

Everything done except fitting the PA #wp #hamr http://t.co/nZnt7noXvy 

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 9th of August 2014 16:18

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 9th of August 2014 16:18

A 6dBa attenuator bolted into the SSPA amplifier input #wp #hamr http://t.co/XxzVc4JOGG 

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 9th of August 2014 01:39

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 9th of August 2014 01:39

SSPA amplifier back panel drilled and assembled. A couple of last cables and some labeling and it’s done #wp #hamr http://t.co/3igmDhpmoc 

Tweet from m1bxf on Friday 8th of August 2014 22:00

Tweet from m1bxf on Friday 8th of August 2014 22:00

Working on the back panel of the SSPA amplifier tonight. Only the PTT hole to drill then wiring the relays #wp #hamr http://t.co/9phuO643Rk 

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 4th of August 2014 00:06

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 4th of August 2014 00:06

I also got round to labeling up the front panel of the SSPA amplifier #wp #hamr http://t.co/aeKN04jkzm 

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 3rd of August 2014 23:54

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 3rd of August 2014 23:54

SSPA amplifier wiring nearly done, was a but of a mess to start with but everything fits #wp #hamr http://t.co/spWnoLW7pL 

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 2nd of August 2014 22:00

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 2nd of August 2014 22:00

And the SSPA amplifier control board with the 12v 3A PSU above. #wp http://t.co/Dc3dbqRx9X 

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 2nd of August 2014 21:52

Tweet from m1bxf on Saturday 2nd of August 2014 21:52

The meter driver board for my 144MHz SSPA amplifier #hamr #wp http://t.co/OeajLYfQ3d 

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 13th of July 2014 21:31

Tweet from m1bxf on Sunday 13th of July 2014 21:31

Power detection (RF to DC) section in the SSPA amp #wp http://t.co/Ti5WsqVwko 

Tweet from m1bxf on Friday 13th of June 2014 00:35

Tweet from m1bxf on Friday 13th of June 2014 00:35

Tonight’s project has been boxing the SDR upconverter so it has a USB socket on the box for the dongle #wp #hamr http://t.co/EUVHkZpMKt 

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 9th of June 2014 22:48

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 9th of June 2014 22:48

My FT 817 modded for IF output. #wp Works very well with the z10000 buffer amp. #hamr http://t.co/7r49NiJrr6 

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 9th of June 2014 07:41

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 9th of June 2014 07:41

Another picture of the /P 6m quad. Testing today shows great FB radio, just need to check forward gain #wp #hamr http://t.co/U7CfV0wmVY 

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 26th of May 2014 00:26

Tweet from m1bxf on Monday 26th of May 2014 00:26

When I get home tomorrow it’s time to work on finishing MB7UM Mk2 #wp http://t.co/w2HliAEOqv 

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