End of Year Projects…

Had a couple projects wanted to get finished up…

Ham Radio – I tested a wire antenna outside and it was improved over my inside antennas. I had hung the ladder line dual band from my camper off a bracket on the back of the house.  Now, I needed to make it permanent.  I decided to use a planting bucket that matches the planters already on our patio.   My design called for a pvc pipe (4 foot) with 2 sets of anchor crosses (wood) that would be covered in gravel, hoping this would be a solid anchor.  We would cover the top in soil and likely put some artificial plants in it.

The actual antenna would be a ladder line wire, about 4 feet long hanging from the top of the painters pole.  The painters pole extends to about 24 feet but I am using it at about 18 or so.   The pole just slides into the pipe like a sleeve…

The other projects involve adding some features to my Ural.   I had to re-order parts for my electric tank bag because the kit was not packed correctly.   The other two I was able to complete. adding mounts for my GPS and also for my SPOT Satellite Tracker.

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