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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Hi everyone, I’m not terribly active
just yet, but have been doing a few things to get going on
various uW modes.
I have been playing with QO-100 and
made a couple of clamps to hold the 22mm copper pipe in a
standard 40mm feed on a satellite dish, and a mounting for
the beam forming ring for the SM6FHZ CP patch feed. John
G4BAO has got both of these in use, and I have not had any
complaints from him, so something must be right!
Both these designs are on my page on
Thingiverse and are free to be used by all radio hams, and
are certainly not for commercial reproduction or making
money out of them.
They can be obtained from : https://www.thingiverse.com/G0DDX/designs
So if they are of any help please feel
free to use them. They are nothing special, but might save
you a bit of work.
Also there is a 3D printed Focussing
lens by M1KTA on there as well. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3507251
Hope this will be of use to someone.