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Author Topic: The Finest HomeBrew I Have Ever Seen  (Read 2530 times)
TANAKASAN
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« on: March 06, 2010, 10:46:57 AM »

I like looking at other peoples projects, it gives me ideas for my own gear and, in turn, some of my ideas get passed on. Once in a while though I come across a selection of homebrew gear that takes the breath away, and this is one of these moments.

http://www.mydarc.de/dk4sx/projekte

Unfortunately everything is in German but the pictures paint a thousand words and this is some of the finest homebrew gear I have ever seen. To access each project just click on the picture. In particular I would like to draw your attention to the following projects:

http://www.mydarc.de/dk4sx/tr7neu.htm
http://www.mydarc.de/dk4sx/plesseysel.htm
http://www.mydarc.de/dk4sx/eigenbau_rx.htm

Outstanding!

Tanakasan
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 01:23:41 PM »

Using Babelfish to translate, you can get the gist of each project.  That is a collection of finely fabricated devices.
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KF6QEX
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010, 07:30:57 PM »

Here it be:

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mydarc.de%2Fdk4sx%2Fprojekte&lp=de_en&btnTrUrl=Translate

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AD6KA
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 05:13:57 PM »

Wow, this stuff is indistinguishable from commercial gear. Holy moly, this guy must be an electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, toolmaker, AND have his own metal fabrication shop!
Very, very impressive.

OTOH: Anyone who builds something that
works, makes them happy, and they are proud
of is a winner. It's good to set goals and
say "how can I make it even better?", but
most of us have some limits as to knowledge,
skills, time, money, access to tools & test gear,
etc.

That's why I like it when they post REALLY
simple projects in QST (like a recent RF Current Meter circuit) that anybody can build. Someone
who has never built *anything* will build it and
say "Hey, I CAN do this stuff!"....and we might have
another builder....which this hobby needs.
Or am I being too idealistic?
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KD8MJR
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 12:59:36 PM »

Very nice, but the first one is a Drake TR-7 that has been modified extensively.  The outer work etc is not as hard as some of you might think.  If you know someone with a metal Fab shop they can do a new case like that in 5 or 6 hours.  Then you need some one who can do airbrushing etc.  I have done stuff like this, not for Radio gear but on other types of commercial Jobs and once I had a design sketched out it was just a matter of getting it to the right people for each section.
Now if he did this on his own he must have some really nice Fabrication equipment on hand.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 06:20:10 PM »

hi,

Google also has a nice translator for web sites

http://translate.google.com/#

73 james
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 04:04:19 PM »

I am new to the forum and thought I would share some of my homebrew projects.
Just click each photo for a brief explaination.
http://www.parelectronics.com/par-homebrew-projects.htm
Dale W4OP
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W0FM
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010, 02:26:12 PM »

Nice looking stuff, Dale.  Thanks for sharing.

73,


Terry, WØFM
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AA4HA
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 11:07:39 AM »

I like his approach to building spacers for a cage dipole antenna, it looks spidery and elegant. I do not know how well it would hold up to some of the severe weather we get in the states.

It does give me ideas about making spacers. A cage dipole has been on the drawing board for a while but I hadn't come up with a nice way to space the elements apart.

Maybe plastic hula-hoops, those are really cheap.

Tisha Hayes
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Ms. Tisha Hayes, AA4HA
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 12:55:28 PM »

Dale, There's lots of beautiful work on your website.  The homebrew Drake 2B replica was especially nice!
73, Mike
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2010, 03:22:44 PM »

The photography is top notch as well!
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