Operational Improvements

Thanks to Eddie M0LJT and Gary 2E0HCC

Changes to the Clubhouse equipment continue to be implemented.

This time we have installed a wall box to terminate all of our current and planned antenna feeders just below the false ceiling in the main Club meeting room.

The purpose of this is many fold:

  1. We wanted to bring our FT-991 transceiver into the main Club room on Club nights to encourage operation of the Club callsign;
  2. The Club off centre fed dipole coax feeder was brought into the Club meeting room above the false ceiling but prior to the installation of the box had to be brought out from above the ceiling every night;
  3. The termination sockets had to be out of reach of prying fingers;
  4. The termination sockets had to provide future flexibility to allow the re-routing of our tri-band colinear antenna and the future installation of VHF and UHF beams on a rotator.

Thanks to the skill and effort of primarily Eddie M0LJT and Gary 2E0HCC, last Thursday (27 April 2017) saw the culmination of off site fabrication with the fitting of the box and the installation of the connector array along with the shortening of coax feeder and the delicate process of trimming the ceiling tiles to discretely pass the feeders from the ceiling void to the connection box.

I think you'll all agree with me that the resulting installation is most professional and a tribute to the skill and ingenuity of those involved.



About Andy (G7KNA) 167 Articles
BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.