3 Things to Keep Busy This Fall
Fall is upon us. The time for playing outside is coming to an end. I have a few projects planned for my work bench. With luck, I will complete them before it gets too cold outside.
Building an AS-2259/GS Antenna
Jamboree on the Air is October 14-15 this year. Rainbow Council BSA will be on the air as K9RSR from Morris, Illinois.
It should be an inexpensive project that I can complete in a day.
QRSS Experiment on 2200 Meters
For the past few months, I have researched articles to help me build the antenna and matching network. I want to get the station on the air before December so I can present data to the FCC in a renewal application.
The project is multi-faceted. I need to build a spiral top-loaded aerial and a matching network. I also need to build a harmonic filter for the Raspberry Pi that will be the 15 mW transmitter.
Needless to say, this is a big project.
Practical Antenna for 160 Meters
This antenna project relates to the QRSS Experiment on 2200 Meters. The FCC expects my transmitter to have a frequency tolerance of 0.5% on 2200 Meters. Before I operate on 137.5 kHz, I want the station to work in a place where I have more room to make mistakes.
I plan to build a practical antenna based on a design by G3YCC.
The unintended consequence is that I will have a Top Band antenna that is portable and easy to deploy.