|Rotatable VHF-UHF antenna setup of the new remote controlled station|
The antenna setup has now been tested for real at least on ä144 and 432 MHz, as there was extremely good tropo conditions over the sea few weeks ago, and I operated very good contacts to the baltic countries, Czech republic, Denmark and Sweden with the new setup and I was extremely happy finally to take part to the sudden conditions enhancements.
I'm gathering a info web of the remote controlled station and I promise to publish more data and pictures of how everything is made. I might say it is quite handsom setup :)
There's also the stationary tower up at the roof which carries big wheel omni antennas for 144 and 432 MHz, 1296 MHz versio of the 'big' wheel is still unfinished as it requires some kind of radome, a discone for all-band monitoring and few microwave link antennas to connect Espoonlahti water tank, Juhanila TSF site and our new house to the network.
|Stationary tower up at the roof with general monitoring antennas|
and microwave antennas for internet connections
|Remote switching cabinet|
The first phase of the remote operated equipment;
- Icom IC-706 mk2 G for 144 and 432 MHz operations
- Icom IC-R7100 + SDR-IQ
- Icom PCR-1000 receiver
- Funcubedongle Pro
- PC running Windows XP to control the SDR's and to perform other tasks.
I'm looking forward to replacing the IC-706 with Kenwood TS-2000 which I have in storage, but there are some restrictions how it should be used etc., the mobile control panel is a bit too small for full-feature HF+VHF+UHF flagship to operate.