Well, as mentioned in the previous post I forgot about todays lunchtime net – even after telling everyone it'd definitely be on. Again, I apologise for that. But here is the post detailing what I was doing…
Sorry everyone, I forgot today was Thursday and thereby totally forgot about the lunchtime net. I'm truly in holiday mode and as a result was fabricating a socket bracket for my 70cm cheap yagi. I'll post up some pics and details later, but for now I just wanted to apologise about the net.
Well, in my previous posted I commented on the readings for the 435MHz WA5VJB I built up – which I've just put the last coat of varnish on. During this I mentioned my FT-817ND was reporting HSWR but I was not sure what ratio this translated to.
Well, my hopes for last week-end didn't quite work out, however today I did finally got back to building the cheap yagi for 70cm.
Well, while also studying for my upgrade and learning CW I've still got some beam builds planned. As such, Friday night I got started on the 70cm Cheap Yagi I want to build. I'm doing the 8el one targeted at 435MHz in the hope that'll give me a good SWR in the FM Simplex segments of 70cm (433.750MHz – 434.250MHz and 438.750MHz – 439.250MHz). This is because my Cushcraft 11el 70cm beam was purchased for 70cm SSB work and as such is centred way down the other end of the band and has no chance of a suitable SWR, but hopefully this will.