A few weeks ago, Julie bought a new rotary washing line. Our old one was almost 10 years old and had seen better days. At the time I eyed it up and decided it ought to be good for making into some sort of antenna, although I didn’t work out quite what – so I stored it down at the bottom of the garden.
When this month’s Practical Wireless arrived through the door, I laughed. For there in Bob G3NRT’s Antenna Workshop was the tale of how he’d turned a rotary washing line into an antenna support – and another one into an antenna.
Well, after I’d finished some of my garden work today I decided to take Bob’s lead and fashion it into a tripod. It’s nice to be able to try out antennas in the back garden without too much hassle and I’d always fancied having a tripod.
And here it is!
EME with the washing line? Maybe not yet, but I have an idea….!!