Quick dummy load

While I was at Mouser I picked up a 100W 50Ohm resister to use as a dummy load. I used this to test my PTT circuit on the radio with my home made USB to PTT. I packed it with fiberglass so it wouldn't move or rattle.

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Stringing the cobweb (3D Printing)

I made this out of nylon and haven't annealed it to see what will happen out in the sun. I guess time will tell. These are for my cobweb project.  I still have four more to make and almost out of PA. The last few will probably made from Carbon fiber polycarbonate. Kind of a waste, but really want to get this project done.

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Revisted the 6m Dipole

Well the Hexbeam was kind of a bust. I couldn't tune it to save my life. I think an analyzer is needed for this antenna. So I came back to my 6m dipole.  I dropped one pair to get it tuned up proper, and tuned up I did get it. It swinging right at 1.6:1, which makes me very happy. I will add my other pair at the same measurements and see if I can hold the same readings.

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