Well, here is the latest news...... I had forgotten how addictive this is.
That explains the post heading.
I guess that I am glad I am divorced.... A wife would never understand the following
So, I was clearing out a cupboard and found a couple of old MDF shelves. So rather than clean out my cupboard, I made a homebase rig box. Am tired of the cables running around my living room. So have made a nice enclosure. Top section holds the Harrier 40.
The lower section will hold the 120w power supply when it comes. Also a huge smoothing capacitor.Oh, and the brushless 12v cooling fan, and the speaker mesh for the front, and the decorative trim...... And the painting
And that is not all, I was going to just fasten a silver rod to my house, but instead it has become a proper install, T&K mounts, 5 1/2 foot scaffold pole, then the silver rod. Oh, and the lightning protection, oh and the cable all clipped out of sight.... and am sure I have something else I absolutely have to do to the aerial just can't remember at the mo....
Then I have got my eye on a couple of multimode rigs.... One second hand, and a couple of new ones as well...... I may have to give up eating for a while to feed my addiction... Ha, even bidding on a key so I can get back to CW again.....
It is over 30 years since I last made a homebase... I must admit, age does mean experience. Nothing I had as a kid looked as good as a simple Harrier 40 nicely boxed up (at least it will look nice when it is finished =D> )
I will post final photos, but only once postman bings all the bits to finish it off. Bear in mind, it is not trimmed, and only half painted at mo
And no flash.... Will post better images when. It is finished. However the first set up is actually going cost just less than £60.... I will have to save up for all the other toys
SWR meter was what I couldn't remember