Re: 3D parts for QO100 and SM6FHZ CP patch feed
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That’s a good point. Perhaps putting UKUG in the title might help. As you say its not easy to find stuff when you don’t know what it’s called or titled.
You can search by Category. However, if people don’t put their designs in the right category it wont help. Also there is no specific sub headings under HOBBY. One for Ham Radio would be good, but it’s not there.
There are lots of things on Thingiverse that are for Ham Radio, that are not directly UKuG related, but could be of interest to UKUG Hams in general.
I don’t know the answer, I will just try to make the titles really reflect what the object is. Hence me posting on here. Word does get around, as I had an Email from someone I didn’t know re the NFR support, which has prompted me to make the designs known to the UKUG.
Just my 2d’s worth.
From: UKMicrowaves@groups.io <UKMicrowaves@groups.io> On Behalf Of Neil Smith G4DBN
Sent: 15 August 2019 09:54
Subject: Re: [UKMicrowaves] 3D parts for QO100 and SM6FHZ CP patch feed
Hi Geoff, I must get round to putting some stuff on Thingiverse. Is there a way to group or index the Things that are Microwave-related to make it easy to find other Things that have been designed for radio applications?
I've been making lenses and mounts and adaptors the very manual old-school way, but I guess someone could 3D print or CNC them easily enough from my CAD masters. Hideously over-engineered adaptor thing has a slow taper from the 17mm LNB throat diameter to the 20.2mm tube ID. It fits inside the horn of an Octagon, and the locking ring presses the adaptor in against the horn using the O ring as a spring and vapour-tight seal.
3D metal printing is getting cheaper all the time, but I'm sticking to 19th century methods for a bit longer.
If anyone has a lens design they would like to have machined, UKuG have had a donation of dielectric rod material in various sizes and I'd be happy to use it to make some prototype lenses. Just one-offs, as the amount of material isn't huge. These are in Rexolite 1422, but they work OK in UHMWPE and plain polystyrene and PTFE. Rexolite looks and feels like a Fox's Glacier Mint. Haven't done a taste-test though.
On 15/08/2019 09:30, G0DDX via Groups.Io wrote: