Thursday, 19 October 2006


After four years of lugging a 1.8m (well, 2.0m) dish around the country, I finally got around to buying a smaller set-up. The hardware is almost identical, the biggest difference is that the transmitter is now 2 Watt, instead of 1 Watt.

Whilst driving through Broken Hill, on the trip from Millmerran to Perth, I finally had a spare moment to drill some holes into the bull bar and line those up with holes in the mounting pole.

I hadn't yet attempted to use the mount, but Richard was keen to see my set-up, because all he'd seen to date was photos.

So, if it weren't for the lost cable, it would have taken less than 30 minutes to set-up, from start to finish.

That really means that we now have a truly mobile kit.

You cannot see the black electronics boxes, but I've left the red steel behind in Millmerran and changed over to water proof Pelican cases. Not sure how we'll go with the heat, but from a water/moisture perspective, this is all good.