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Old 15th February 2004, 04:01 PM   #31
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Do you need to install a Red light on that dipole antenna to warn off incoming aricrafts- if any?
Corbato,

Yes I had a homebrewed dusk-dawn controlled beacon but got it off this homebrewed tower as it was producing RFI owing to the 25Khz + harmonics from the lamps SMPS that nulled my communications. A simple tranny type PSU is in place now. Those pics are two years old. I will post new pics when I have time. A Second tower with adjustable height and controlled by an electric powered winch to be controlled by PC is under construction at a friend's workshop. A third tower on which I have installed my homebrew satellite array consisting of various antenna systems(yagis, helixes and parabolics) along with a homebrew motorised satellite tracking system(Az-el) to track Amateur LEO sats using my PC's LPT port and a software called WXTrack. A few hams (though not me) have even commnicated with Kalpana Chawla when she was onboard Colombia and the ISS using a similar setup. At other times hams like us can be in communicado with any other astronaut other than KC (as we use to call her) and some are doing that already as I type this post.

Will post more pics later.

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Old 15th February 2004, 04:31 PM   #32
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Corbato,

Thankyou for your offer, for the combo. Its so sweet of you. I feel flattered. As much as I would like to own it, I am at a loss to understand how I would compensate you for that.

As I fear that such a discussion could fall beyond the scope of this thread I therefore hope that you would soon let me know about this by email.


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Old 15th February 2004, 04:47 PM   #33
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Hi Patrick
I have several ongoing projects not just limited to diy audio. So its a question of how to allocate time and resources. I'm yet to decide if the combo fits into my priorities right now. I have no special attachment to it. All these years of building and tinkering has left little space for new addition. So giving away old stuff does have many advantage- most significant being a better WAF.

And if makes sense if such things go to people who will appreciate and use the same. I have several things received from other forum member in the same fashion.
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Old 15th February 2004, 11:48 PM   #34
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I checked the link on EL-34s, the pricing is on EH, not Svetlana, which is rated as the best all round EL 34s for its price. My pp amp uses Svetlanas, and I prefer to have aspare set of the same brand. I thought $50-55 for SEDs was the lowest I could get, but the internet is capable of showing some really low priced deals! Pricing on the SEDs has gone up a little recently.

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The PCB assembly on my TS preamps was done on Saturday, I have to do the chassis wiring and assembly, plan to do it today, I'm quite impateint to hear the sound! There is only a single line out, I plan to add an additional one for my powered sub.

I will use the JJ Tesla valves for now, will talk to Madhukar or Francis at Jamshedpur to find out if they know of anyone coming to Bangalore, so PLEEAASE dont send any glassware by courier...

I didnt know about the locally made goldplated MX connectors( RCA female chassis mount) until someone on this forum told me about them, and I bought a few of them last week. I have to drill an extra hole on the rear and mount them.

Does anyone know more about MX, how good are they, do they make good, gold plated binding posts too, any other products in their range?

Patrick

As you know, Bangalore is (apart from being called the "Silicon Valley of India"-a misnomer, in my view) also home to the largest number of hams in the country.

My two brothers are hams, one of them is VU2XP, and he got his license when he was studying at BITS, Pilani in the 60s before going off to the US, where he is W2XP, though he still maintains his Indian licence. I dont know my other brother's call sign, he had a powered rotator antenna atop his house here for many years, with a Yaesu rig.

Unfortunately with so many other distractions( and priorities) in life, some of these hobbies take a backseat in life, and both are now in active in this hobby , have others. Maybe ham radio in India is also going the way of us DIY dinosaurs?

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Hello george,

Well Phillip.J.Ollapaly VU2XP is not known to me at least on the air... must be the fact that I operated very late inspite of having a licence 10 years ago. You are right Bangalore has a large ham population, second only to Cochin and an ISRO facility with a high ranked official there(also a ham) who is helping prepare the launch of India's first Ham radio satellite. I really don't recall how many times the launch has been postponed but they have been testing this sat and its transponders for years now..they're still trying. Yes yaesu FT100D is what i also have and a Kenwood TSB2000 but like I've mentioned in my website it does not do me any proud if I had not built anything with my hands for my shack and still call myself a ham. MOst of the homebrew hams I admire most are south Indians, Keralites and Tamilians and a couple of bangaloreans who have contributed immensely to homebrew in India. I have a few ham acquaintances in Bangalore and heaps of ham friends from Kerala and other parts of India. Its been months now since I was last spotted on the air as I had to travel. It would be great if I could talk with your bro sometimes. Please do send my 73ees (regards) to him.

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George ,

MX is what I have been using all along in my shack. They're probably the only one in the market that I would consider worth using. Thats not to say that they're the best. I haven't known of any other Indian Inc in the connectors fray at the same or better quality level. The MX connectors that I use are F types N-types for my UHF and satellite projects and UHF connectors S0-239, PL259 connectors for my HF homebrew projects. i am very satisfied with them.

Happy homebrewing there.

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Hi Patrick

You're right. The hams here in Bangalore used to be a very close knit group in the 70s. 80s and 90s. My brother is a hardcore home brew guy who made many rigs, when he was here, using US WWII surplus aircraft wireless stuff. He helped put up a repeater on the nearby Nandi Hills a few years ago, and used to be on the air, whenever he visited with old timers like Ganesh, who lives out in BR Hills, Sangu, Chief(Brig King?), Shankar and some other names that I recall.

He's not active these days, though. Will pass on your 73s to him-what's your call sign by the way?My other elder bro is Thomas J Ollapally, he has a three alphabet call sign.

I was in fact planning to get some Cardas connectors on the group buy currently on in the US, eslewhere on this forum. Do MX also make good binding posts(anyone else knows?)

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George,

My callsign is VU3PAT
You will also find me and my pics in this thread

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/show...8211&highlight=
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www.angelfire.com/electronic2/patsham

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George,

I mean this thread
Audio DIY, kits and electronics for the Ham Radio Shack-India

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One other great Audio project that I hope to make in the future is the Elektor Titan2000. I tried contacting Elektor for past issues but they have only one of the issues containing this project. i need all the 4 or 5 articles (in five issues) along with PCBs. Does anyone in the group have these set of articles with them.. Wouldlike to pay for the photocopies?? and does anyone know of sources where I could purchase the PCBs for this project.

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