Progress on the environment control system

Environment control metalwork

Doug ZL2AOV and Bernard ZL2BD posing in front of the Remote Station enclosure with the metalwork for the environment control mounts in hand.

These will be mounted on the door.  Flaps will open using servo motors for the air intake filter and outlet fans.

It was a couple of days work to make these!   Further work is proceeding on the thermostat control and servo system.

QHUG HF Remote Station Design Report

Check out the Documents page from time to time for the latest Remote DX design documentation.  This includes all current documents from the full design report to “as built” reports.  The currently available documents are listed below:

Documentation

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As Built Note 8 _ RF Configuration 190.86 KB 4 downloads

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    QHUG committee to negotiate access to a site

    The QHUG Committee is making good progress on the remote site equipment.  Recent activity has included:

    • Nearly complete fit out of the enclosure
    • Purchase of a transceiver (IC7100) specifically for the site
    • Approval to negotiate with a potential site owner
    • Testing of software for remote control equipment
    • Completion of base and remote control units
    • Planning for solar panel installation

    Remote site enclosure

    Enclosure-Bernard-ZL2BDA remote site enclosure was purchased by the QHUG committee in September. The cabinet is approximately 960mm x 960mm x 1800mm.   It is made of 18mm plywood and covered in fibreglass inside and out for a fully weatherproof finish.  The door is fitted with two security locks.

    This is an ideal enclosure for a remote site and was obtained at a very reasonable price.  Thanks also to Malcolm ZL2UDF for facilitating transport of the enclosure to Wellington.