Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Payload Tracker Antenna

This weekend I finished building the 2 meter dipole antenna for the ballon payload tracker. I was able to tune it and achieve a 1.2 to 1 SWR. I will be building the box soon and will re-verify the match on the box with everything in it as well.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

4th of July

Relaxing and enjoying the Independence Day weekend. I did work on getting Xen Server running. I have it running under Virtualbox. I have also installed a linux based Xenmanager on the Debian 8 host. It is Python based and had several dependencies. I hope to have time to experiment more with it.

Field Day 2015

Field Day went well except for the overcast conditions. I had not planned for this and thought my solar panel would provide me all the power I would need. I need to at least setup an external charge input for my DPN. I operated almost exclusively on 15 meters. I am thinking of being 100% HOMEBREW and QRP next year. Antenna may be a Moxon beam.