Author Archive: Marcus Hazel-McGown

WX station technical difficulties

The Weather station is currently down, due to repairs after storm damage. I will seek to rectify this asap.

RSGB Region One Manager

Well it looks like I got in unopposed http://rsgb.org/main/blog/uncategorized/2016/02/15/elections-2016-unopposed-nominations/

The PL259 Plug

The original PL259 had a thread of 7/16″ (24 turns per inch) and the insulator between hot and earth was MBR (Mica filled Bakelite) it was invented by a chap called E Clark Quakenbush of Amphenol. This connector was designed…
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When is a BNC not a BNC connector

There are many believers that BNC stands for British Naval Connector. This is not True in the slightest- BNC stands for Bayonet Neill–Concelman the inventor, it is a quick connect/disconnect Radio frequency connector of either 50Ω or 75Ω and are…
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Site updates

Added a page on 70MHz Yagi (long boom) and Antenna Baying and stacking. Also updated the Nav and edited some pages within the training section

TS2000X more issues

The COM port and Remote head port where not working, seems that the first port of call is the MAX202 converter chip giving power to both

Happy 2016

Well another year gone, and a new one begun, I’ve started the year the way I want it to continue with the Radio on and a horde of QSO’s first one of the year goes to MM3WJZ who was being…
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