N3JIM, Jim Vanderveen's page
Last updated Tue, 02 Aug 2011 About me (N3JIM)
2011-08-02 12:04 PDTRiver City ARCS page on FaceBook!
2011-06-04 14:01 PDT
I started working on my Softrock 30m SDR
2011-05-31 07:10 PDT
I finally figured out who sold me my Yaesu VX-3R handheld: Rodney, KN6DA. Also creating a new page with notes and links for this wiki
2011-05-27 20:19 PDT
New email address, easy for my ham friends to remember: email@example.com
! I also started putting together a page about my "shack" (not!) and equipment
2011-05-27 18:10 PDT
I got my power supply page
up to the same standard as my SWR meter
. I don't have pictures for the TV twinlead antenna
project, so I may have to make another of those. (But this time I can use my SWR meter and hopefully get a better impedance match!)
2011-05-23 15:33 PDT
Finally got around to joining the ARRL
2011-05-17 07:57 PDT
The SWR meter page is much better than my earlier work. I should really spruce up the power supply page
, and create a page on the TV twinlead antenna
2011-05-16 12:27 PDT
I finished and documented my SWR meter project
over the weekend. My next projects will be building a copper pipe Slim JIM antenna
, mounting it on the west gable of my house, and running some coax to my "shack". But the first step will be figuring out where to situate my shack/operating position! Garage? Attic? Inside the house? Hmm...
2011-05-12 06:54 PDT
Created a page for my SWR meter
2011-05-09 09:17 PDT
I started working on my SWR "meter" over the weekend. If I can get over to Sac City College to do the metalwork, I should have this finished this week.
2011-05-03 16:37 PDT
Hooray, looks like the wiki is back online! Earlier this week I finished my 10+ amp power supply
project. No more exposed 120V wiring, yay! Perhaps I can figure out how to post a picture on this wiki...
Next project will probably be a copper pipe slim jim antenna
mounted on one of my house gables, plus installation of some coax into the house.
2011-04-26 12:51 PDT
Some links and notes about this wiki:
- Need a wiki account? Register!
Your "wikiname" should be UserYOURCALL. For example, my wikiname is UserN3JIM
- The wiki SysInfo
page shows the wiki software, version, etc.
- The OrphanedPages
list links to lots of interesting stuff!
lists the last few wiki edits.
- Likewise, RecentlyCommented
shows the most recently commented-upon page(s).
shows the syntax for this wiki.
has been edited by Jimmy Landrum, KJ6FMD. I have notified the wiki admin.
2011-04-25 13:35 PDT
Wow, has it really been almost 1.5 years since I edited this page?!? I've been taking some electronics classes at Sacramento City College, and one of my classmates (KI6HDR) gave me an old dual-band Icom. It puts out 2/5/10 W, but I really need to build a permanent antenna for it. I see a copper tube Slim JIM in my near future!
2009-12-15 06:51 PDT
I heard about Learn CW Online
last night during the Yuba-Sutter Amateur Radio Club
net. It's a browser-based Koch trainer, requires Flash. Looks pretty good!
2009-12-14 10:38 PDT
Projects I'm considering:
2009-12-10 19:09 PDT
I heard about Elmer Shack
via Twitter. Looks like a brand new online elmer site. Check it out, ask and answer some questions!
2009-11-28 20:35 PDT
I got my twinlead antenna done. Ugly, but it seems to work pretty well. It's not permanently mounted yet, just hanging from a nail in the attic.
2009-10-02 10:10 PDT
A few links for 2 meter Slim JIM antennae:
2009-09-29 16:45 PDT
I'm creating a list of Yaesu VX-3 tips
, especially things I learned the hard way!
2009-09-29 15:54 PDT
I'm looking forward to getting on the club repeater
tomorrow night! I was chatting with Larry on K6IS at lunch today, and he suggested that I bring up home-brewing an antenna on the club net. He mentioned Chuck, W6FT, as particularly adept with antennae.
2009-09-29 15:47 PDT
I need to figure out how UserKO6YD
did his bloggy-type post on his page! For now, I may have to do it manually (yech)
Updated: 2011-08-02 12:22:24