ADS-B Antenna

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 7:53 am

adsb-mapNathan & I built a slim-jim style antenna tuned for 1090 MHz a few weekends ago for ADS-B reception. What is ADS-B you ask? It’s a signal transmitted by a growing number of airplanes containing a variety of information, including the gps position and altitude.
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First two antennas are up!

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

IMG_20140413_164534The first two antennas are on the workshop roof with the help of my little helper Nathan and my big helper Sam. Sam got on the roof yesterday and mounted the antennas for me; I got most of the way up the ladder when my knee told me that going further was a terrible idea. The cables were just sort of dangling afterwards, so Nathan & I got to work today. After some knee stretching last night, I was able to get up and down the ladder reasonably alright today to attach the coax to the wall; it at least wasn’t shaky like it was yesterday. Continue reading First two antennas are up!…

Visit to Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Today I went with Nathan, mom, Rob & grandma to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Nathan rode in the car, and I took the motorcycle; what a fantastic day to be out on the road on a bike! We had a nice picnic lunch and then wandered around a bit. The wildflowers are in bloom, and the cacti are just starting to bloom. Here’s a few of the pictures I took out there today.

Nathan gives a tour of this weekend’s trailer progress.

Posted on February 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

We made some more progress on the trailer this weekend. The big event is the kitchen cabinet is framed in. Next to it we have the other drawer cabinet framed up, and the step to get up into the bed is sitting at the end. There will be enough room under the kitchen cabinet for the water heater and water pump, so that’s good news too. We even got the wiring harness for the linear actuators done, and you can see in the pictures that Nathan gives a pretty good demo as to how it works.

Next on the list is adjusting the stroke length of the actuators to make them identical, framing up the bench seating, and then going back outside to figure out how everything is going to fit on the tongue of the trailer.

Posting from the phone?

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 11:25 am


The android wordpress seems to work.  It even let’s me post cute pictures of nathan!