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Wil, PA8W,  E-mail: PA8W@upcmail.nl           
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Some PA8W RDF builds by other amateurs

NCIarray

NCI-folkestone is a coastal observation post  run entirely by volunteers.

They enhance and support the work of the coastguard using optical instruments and radio equipment.
To do that, they added a V2,3 doppler to their toolbox.
As they don't have a electronic engineer in their crew I built a plug and play RDF for them including the ready to use VHF array.

The array dictates the size of the shipment and luckily the necessary box size was just within the (100x50x50cm) max size permitted to send by international mail:

box


And here's the RDF in the station's console:

console


They claim an accuracy within about 2 degrees which is extremely good for a 4 antenna doppler.

However, a more ideal environment is hard to find, as this is what they see from their observation post:

cliffs


The station building is one of the many observation post built for WW2, now adapted for purely peaceful purposes.

It feels good that I was able to help them realize their doppler Radio Direction Finder.



PA1TG:



Kristjan from Estonia:





Jeroen PD0JRN built the following beauty:





PA3BNX:






Other builds:






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