144/432Mhz 1Kw/500W Linear build
4x9 mechanical polarisation rotating array
The biggest challenge being to overcome my desire to bodge things
Status: April 2019
2.4m dish almost finished - just the feed support arms to do. Meanwhile I got distracted by Es'Hail (Oscar 100) and so scrounged a smaller 1m dish, modified a home Satellite LNB and built a 3W up/downcoverter to drive it.
Next plan is to move the Tx feed to the 2.4m dish so I can play with DATV over the satellite.
Status: November 2018
Still off air.
I decided the semi solid dish was too heavy as with my damaged back and now knee there is no way I could work on it till next year. So I decided to start building my own lightweight 2.4m mesh dish, as I can do that whilst on crutches. Construction details are being added to the Antenna build page when I get time.
Status October 2018
Built the 70cm system - but there seem to be so few stations on 70cm so I decided to move straight to 23cm instead.
I was 3/4 way through building a 2.3m dish, went on holiday, fell and now I'm not going to be able to continue for a couple of months till I'm fit enough to continue working on it.
Since I can't get on the roof to refit the 70cm or 2m system and I took down the Offset dipole for HF, I'm off the air probably till December!
Status May 2018
Due to the large size of the 2m array and being in a conservaion area - I've taken down the 2m system and now moving to 70cm instead.