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DU1GM
George Szymanski
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DU1GM Ham Since 1973
Philippines

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Other Callsigns
GM4COK
DU1/GM4COK
GM4COK/MM
VP9/GM4COK
DU1KIR

My Ham Radio Interests
6m DX
EME
20m JT65a

Equipment
IC756PRO3
IC756PRO
IC706MK2G
FT8800R
FT90
FT736M
FT817
Elecraft K2 (x2)
TR-1300
T81A
IC-T22

Other Interests
I am the webmaster for PARA and PARL as well as some personal websites.

Mayet and I have now moved in to our new QTH in Sariaya although the house is far from finished. More updates as things take shape, meanwhile check out my web page www.du1gm.dxhams.net/sariaya.htm for pictures of the new place.

Clubs
Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)
Philippine Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (PARA)
Philippine Amateur Radio League, Inc. (PARL)

Antenna Patch Panel

From DU1GM

6/11/2011 11:32:18 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


It seems like ages since I added any info to this page!

I recently built an antenna patch panel to make life easier for myself. It's a real hassle disconnecting the antennas from each rig when there is an electrical storm about so I thought I would make things easier by having all the antennas coming into a panel on the wall. All the coax cables come in through the wall at that point anyway and they were a real mess of different lengths just piled up on the floor before going to the rigs.
I had an old PK232 box which looked to be ideal to make up a patch panel and I was able to put 9 connectors on each side, 6 PL types and 3 N types.
The main shack ground cable also comes into the room at that point and it's connected to the antenna panel as well. I added bleed resistors to the antenna side of each connector as well as spark gaps, although I'm not sure how effective those would be anyway. In any case the main reason for the panel is to be able to unplug the rigs from the antenna as quickly as possible when required and that objective has been met. I wrote a little article about the construction and I will post the url when I have tidied it up and posted it on my website.

73
George, DU1GM


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