3D Printing for Ham Radio

Approximately a year ago I finally spent the money and bought a 3D printer. My main motivation was that I don’t have a workshop, and therefore I was not able to do even small mechanical things. I decided for the Creality Enders 3 Pro, as this printer has a large community, and it is easy to find tutorials and tons of other information on the web.

For the CAD program I ended up with Blender. It might sound like an overkill, but it’s open source and runs under Windows, Linux and Mac. Blender was the main hurdle, to get active with own designs, as it took quite a while to get familiar with the program using it for precision design.

From then onward, I have realized so many things using the 3D printer, and I can no longer imagine the hobby without this tool. Most items are printed with PETG.

Links

Drill press: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1642711/files

Rod and pipe cutter: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3323294

FT-60 radio mount: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:979456

INFEX 2018 – DX1ACE

The 2018 International Friendship Exchange (INFEX) and DX Contest took place on Feb 17th, 2018. DX1ACE participated from the National High School Dasmariñas.

OCF dipole for 40, 20 and 15 m on a 12 m fiberglass pole and commercial v-shaped multi band dipole

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Girl scouts having fun with the radio

Dasmariñas National High School

Bread Baking Gallery

I am baking my own bread for years already, but in the past I did it mainly with a bread baking machine using commercial yeast. In September 2017 I started my own sourdough, and over the last couple of months the breads became better and tastier. End of November 2017 I bought a kitchen machine, so that I can knead the dough with the machine. Important for a good bread is a slow fermentation of the dough. Usually it takes at least 16 to 24 hours from the first dough to the final loaf.

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Potato-Walnut Bread

Light white Spelt

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9V1KG

In Dec 2015 I received my amateur radio licence with the call sign 9V1KG for Singapore from the IDA. After 15 years inactivity I am back on the air.

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First version of my shortened 15 m dipole. Latest version see here.

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Telescopic whip antenna