Friday, October 21, 2011

New V-Tech Spectrum Analyzer

V-Tec PS-2 1Ghz Analyzer 

New addition to the bench.  Bought it used for a good price and hope it will be useful for future projects.  Specifically filter design for both transmitters and receivers.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall ARCI at Rhinebeck NY

2006 VW at Rhinebeck NY

Radio set up in VW

Operated the ARCI Fall contest from Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY.  Here is the ATS-4 and the Palm Paddles in the car.  The antenna was an end-fed half wave on 20M with the KI6J matcher.  Some more of the pix are on Webshots

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Vintage Sailplanes at Massey

Hutter 17 taking off

Went up to Massey for their Vintage Sailplane event and was treated to seeing several sailplanes that I had not ever seen before.  Here is a hutter 17 taking off.  It is a reproduction of an early European design.  It is made of wood and has a L/D of about 14:1.

Other pix on webshots at Webshots

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

1st Burn on New Stove

1st Burn on New Stove

This is our new Hearthstone Mansfield in Seafoam trim.  This is going to be a treat for the cold weather.  The stove was a leftover item and the color is not in the catalog but we liked it.  The replaces our 25 year old Hearthstone II which we gave away on freecycle.