In the World of the High Tech Redneck, the Graybeard is the old guy who earned his gray by making all the mistakes, and tries to keep the young 'uns from repeating them. Silicon Graybeard is my term for an old hardware engineer; a circuit designer. The focus of this blog is on doing things, from radio to home machine shops and making all kinds of things, along with comments from a retired radio engineer running from tech, science or space news to economics; from firearms to world events.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
One of Those Days When Things Don't Go As Planned
We all have them now and then.
The story can be as simple or as involved as you'd like. It's to test this circuit.
That was supposed to happen this afternoon, but problems got in the way. On the left is my antenna for 80 and 40 meters. On the right is a radio tuned to 160 meters. That makes the antenna very short electrically, and rather low impedance.