I happen to be a fairly 'act-ive' Radio Amateur, and quite a lot of my radio station equipment
is also designed and built by me in my workshop, together with many of the antennas
involved in it's use.
As a little dramatic interlude, or perhaps a part of ones' education, or simply for
entertainment, take a quick listen to some other characters
on the 80-metre band who could explain some history of the persuit if they ever
got down to it(!).
I work the H.F. bands (160/80/40/20/15 and 10m) as well
as the VHF bands 6m / 50MHz and 2m / 144MHz and UHF bands 70cm / 432MHz and
the higher bands 23cm / 1296MHz 13cm (2330MHz and 3cm / 10GHz. (The bands in
between are planned to be built for, i.e. 9cm / 3450MHz, and 6cm / 5800MHz. Much of the
microwave activity is dedicated to the persuit of A.T.V. (Amateur TeleVision) and that
has a separate section here on the site.
The previous website
I had devoted to this interest was becoming unwieldly, so I have
hopefully organised it to make it easier to navigate it and bring
it up-tp-date. The website side of things is still not my main priority, but
I shall try and keep it a little more in line with current activities and
various goings-on in the workshop and the radio area, which are many and varied.
I find that 28 hours per day is simply not sufficient! (Some Astromer
colleague tells me there are actually only approximately 24 hours in an
Earth day, thus providing evidence that Engineers work longer and harder than anyone
else on the planet.).
With all of this in mind, I have divided all the content into sections, and these
are as follows:-
Latest News in the PA2TG
station as is here updated, various activities (also latest ATV news).
data for devices that are commonly used here, a whole list.
General Facilities at PA2TG
Here you'll find information concerning power feed to the equipment,
grounding, my mast and it's erection and control, and security.
ATV: A later (in terms
of a couple of years!) interest and activity has been that of ATV
(Amateur TeleVision) and most of my more recent activities in Amateur Radio
have been in this field. Herein is more information about this activity.
Computers used at PA2TG
and their purposes, the wiring of them, etc.
The H.F. bands (1.8 to 30 MHz) used in the
PA2TG station, the rigs for these bands, the antennas and the accessories and
extra modes of operation are described here.
Using it Higher Up:PA2TG also makes heavy
makes use of the higher frequency bands for the more conventional
activities, namely on 6m / 50 MHz, 2m / 144 MHz, 70cm / 432 MHz and 23cm or
Space: an area important at PA2TG since the effects of the Sun and the use of satellites are all things which affect Amateur Radio.
Therefore various space-related matters are dealt with here.
You can E-mail the
author of these pages (Trevor Gale) by using
this link, or by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org on the Dutch Internet
service provider XS4ALL.