I am still building and steadily selling the L-Band helix antennas.
They are heading all over the world. Canada, USA, Australia and the UK.
The black one in the middle is headed for Darwin.
Its a different color because Terry ran out of white filament.
Its also different because the guy wants to shoot into a small dish which is looking up at the satellite.
The signal from the satellite has a right hand spin on it, so all the white ones and the bulk of what I sell are for pointing straight to the satellite.
The black one is wound backwards from the others because when the right hand spin signal hits the dish, it flips to a left hand spin. So yeah, the black one is wound backwards from the others.
My dad rolls over his 80th bio-odometer today (Australia time)
The last time we were together was 5 years ago when I was turning 50. We went on a nice little hike up a near by hill. It was a great day.
This man has shaped much of my life.
Sorry things are such that we cant be together again at the moment Dad.
Thinking of you today more than usual.
Thanks Gary and Leanne.
Yesterday I was well reminded of you Gary. Went out to start the car – nothing happened. Got out the multi-meter – 4 volts. Dragged out your old battery charger (the one I had to modify) – and was up and running in an hour. Not sure what flattened the battery, but the tail gate was not shut – so guess it had something to do with it.
If you look to the left of Ben’s photo, you can see the start of a very deep hole. We are at the top of an old volcano – now called Mt Noorat.
It is a very deep hole.
A man got killed falling into it while rounding up cattle.
Big happy 80th to Ben’s Dad from Gary and Leanne in Ballarat. We hope you had a great day.