During the COVID-19 lockdown, I found myself with a great deal of time to play radio. Unfortunately over the years the local noise from various electronics in my neighbourhood have got NOISY!
I suffer from anything between S6 – S9 of noise, even with my Shack “off the grid” there inst a vast improvement. After a lot of research across the internet and trying many different options, from filters to different antenna designs, I decided to throw my efforts into making a compact portable setup, for when I was eventually allowed back out!
2E0RDJ/P was born!
Pictured is my Friend Keown who is new to the hobby. Enjoying a bit of CB Radio! We’ve both been able to get on air, whilst obeying social distancing! I’ve been working 20M from my Van whilst he’s been working 11M from his!
My Local spot is 215m ASL, almost 200M higher than my Home QTH. With a noisefloor of… Well… What noise floor? I’m in the middle of no where!
A Few people have asked about the Strip light. The 12V LED strip is simply One meter of 5050 14.4w LED tape. I am lucky enough to have left over from a job, some excursion & diffuser. The LED strip is fed from the van battery. Of-course with it only being 14W I shouldn’t have to worry for a good few hours about the van battery!