At the General Meeting last night, we also held a Pogo Stick Antenna build night.
Most of the night was spent testing different lengths of cable to get the perfect SWR for the antenna. As is the case with R&D it always takes the majority of time…..
Finally we were able to get a good SWR for 146MHz or 1.1:1
Big thanks to Craig for fetching supplies, Anthony, Trevor, Mark, John, Bob, Ray, Trevor and Christine for attending and helping in one way or another.
1st November will be the next WARG General Meeting, and we will be building even more antennas on the night.
Pogostick antennas are available from WARG Shop. They can usually be bought at Swap meets that we attend.
WARG will again be attending the Anual Perth Hamfest.
As usual, the ‘WARG Shop’ will be selling Coax (213 & 58), connectors and antennas.
WARG welcomes any members to bring along any gear you wish to sell on the WARG table (please let us know how much you intend to bring so that we can manage table space).
As always, the WARG Membership Officer will be present which will be a great opportunity to join the club, or renew your membership.
We currently have a very large supply of NEW DIN connectors suitable for LDF4-50 and LDF5-50 Coax.
We are looking for a Commercial / Bulk purchaser who may be interested in purchasing these connectors.
DIN connectors are used for high power coax connections in many commercial installations such as Telstra/Optus/Vodaphone base station sites, FM and TV broadcast sites etc.
All connectors are NEW, sealed in individual plastic bags, with instructions and individual boxes.
We also have many NEW mast/tower feedline securing brackets to suit LDF4-50, LDF5-50, LDF6-50, LDF7-50.
Lengths of LDF4-50 may also be available for purchase.
If you know of a company or individual who may be interested in purchasing some or all of these connectors, please get in contact with us for a list of model numbers and quantities.
Thanks to Bob VK6KW and Heath VK6TWO for the aquisition.
WARG are continuing to run the fundraiser chocolate drive in 2012 to help fund many of the ongoing WARG projects.
If you think that you can sell some chocolates to raise some funds for WARG, or would like to purchase them for yourself, please contact the Treasurer – Monique VK6FMON.
Thanks to Monique VK6FMON.