5ghz Ubiquiti nano station stuck in a 4 meter dish. mesh network.

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all the good radios are going out of production, so I picked up an FT60

Part one in questions I'm too afraid to ask. If a .deb is signed with gpg, does that make the whole file encrypted, or just prove it's from a trusted source/ match a specific hash...?

After a year of talking about it, I finally spent 10 minutes to run a network cable up to the roof and connect a 5GHz radio. This will eventually be on a large mesh network in my region that runs over frequencies.

Interesting way to ground a small commercial tower.

9:1 unun mounted on a PL-259 connector for tomorrow's Winter Field Day. Fancy pants silver plated teflon wire wound around a T106-2 toroid core. With 500 ohms on the input, I get about 80 on the output at 14ish MHz. SWR is higher than expected, dropping as frequency increases. I'm going to toss this in a tree with ~40' of wire . The internal tuner in the radio should take care of the rest.

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Quick intro.
Amateur Extra radio operator
I enjoy all aspects of the hobby
as well as tinkering with arduino and raspberry pi.

Hiking pal ebun on a foggy summit. Worked 70cm FM only from up here. W6/CT-269

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okay, last photo of the QCX mini in it's case. This was a fun build.

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Finished the kit build last night, trickiest thing was winding the input transformer and the filter chokes.

My dad used to wrap Apple 2 parts with aluminum foil in the 80's. I kinda forgot about that until I pulled this chip out of the QCX kit.

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