Antennas & Network 2022

Work commenced on 25th Feb to install the new mast, brackets and networking between the two buildings.

  • Phase 1 – Antenna support – 25th Feb
    • Internal framework
    • T/K bracket installation
    • 50MHz dipole constructed as part of training for Foundation pupil \ SWR measured
  • Phase 2 – Main Deck – 4th March
    • Pole carried to site!
    • Trunking fixings installed for ethernet cables to protect them being eaten by squirrels
    • Antenna pole in place
    • Install housing for cabling, router and power
  • Phase 3 – 21st April
    • Replace catenary wire between buildings
    • Install ethernet cabling between 2 buildings
    • Install ethernet cabling to shack
    • Pulley/Halyard installation
  • Phase 4 – 29th April
    • Replace existing trap dipole with 150ft End Fed & Auto tuner
    • Power installation by electrician
    • Wireless networking configured
    • Install 50Mhz dipole
  • Phase 5 – 13th May
    • Install new earth rods
    • Shack bench reorganisation and cabling
  • Phase 6 – 20th May
    • Complete Wireless networking setup