Logs and Pictures for March/April

DUBUS LOG:

DATE

TIME

CALLSIGN

FREQ

HIS RST

MY RST

STATE- WAS#

COUNTRY- DXCC#

I#

DUBUS #

Schedule/ Random

31-Mar-01

0024

K5JL

432.013

559

559

TX

1

Random

31-Mar-01

0033

K1FO

432.010

559

559

MA

2

Random

31-Mar-01

0056

WA4NJP

432.015

559

559

GA

3

Random

31-Mar-01

0112

KU4F

432.015

559

559

FL

4

Random

31-Mar-01

0120

K5WXN

432.015

559

549

LA

5

Random

31-Mar-01

0130

K4EME

432.015

549

559

VA

6

Random

31-Mar-01

0218

K4QI

432.015

559

559

NC

7

Random

31-Mar-01

0330

KA0RYT

432.015

549

559

MN

8

Random

31-Mar-01

0335

N9AB

432.015

559

559

IL

9

Random

31-Mar-01

0350

JA2TY

432.015

O

O

Japan

70

10

Random

31-Mar-01

0855

SM3AKW

432.010

549

549

Sweden

11

Random

31-Mar-01

0920

DL9NDD

432.010

569

559

Germany

12

Random

31-Mar-01

0954

HB9Q

432.020

569

539

Switzerland

13

Random

31-Mar-01

1013

OZ6OL

432.012

O

O

Denmark

14

Random

31-Mar-01

1022

OH2DG

432.012

549

549

Finland

15

Random

31-Mar-01

1028

OZ4MM

432.012

559

549

Denmark

16

Random

31-Mar-01

1040

UA3PTW

432.012

O

O

Russia

17

Random

31-Mar-01

1158

JH4JLV

432.018

449

449

Japan

18

Random

31-Mar-01

2105

DL9KR

432.010

579

579

Germany

19

Random

31-Mar-01

2150

DL4MEA

432.015

539

549

Germany

71

20

Random

31-Mar-01

2158

OE5EYM

432.013

559

559

Austria

21

Random

31-Mar-01

2218

KRZ

432.017

549

549

CO

22

Random

31-Mar-01

2234

G4RGK

432.014

O

O

England

72

23

Random

31-Mar-01

2308

ON5OF

432.014

549

559

Belgium

24

Random

31-Mar-01

2330

SM2CEW

432.016

559

559

Sweden

25

Random

31-Mar-01

2348

S52CW

432.014

539

539

Slovenia-17

73

26

Random

1-Apr-01

0052

EA3DXU

432.013

O

O

Spain

27

Random

1-Apr-01

0315

WBGGM

432.010

339

559

MN

28

Random

1-Apr-01

0403

W4ZRZ

432.009

559

339

AL-22

74

29

Random

1-Apr-01

0417

VK4AFL

432.012

559

559

Austrailia

30

Random

1-Apr-01

2207

K2UYH

432.023

549

559

NJ

31

Random

1-Apr-01

2231

W7CI

432.016

549

559

AZ

75

32

Random

1-Apr-01

2246

G3SEK

432.014

559

449

England

33

Random

1-Apr-01

2350

KJ7F

432.040

O

O

ID-23

76

34

Schedule

 

Here is the last failure of old drive shaft :

lastfail.JPG (42536 bytes)

 

Here is the new pinion, $350 from Circle Gear, Cicero Illinois.

newpinion.JPG (70604 bytes)

 

This is a photo of the new parts: the keyed shaft, gear, and pillow block.  I also had to puchase 3/8 key stock and had to cut some new angle steel for mounting the pillow block.

gearparts.JPG (77812 bytes)

 

Assembled (preliminary):

gear14.JPG (74681 bytes)

 

Here I was lowering the drive to bring it into the garage for assembly with the new parts:

downwnch.JPG (101551 bytes)

 

Getting it back to the house was probably the hardest part of the whole project:

boardwalk.JPG (81511 bytes)

 

Assembled (final):

azdrive3.jpg (60517 bytes)

 

And finally, the new pinion installed and meshed with the large gear.  It fits perfectly with undetectable backlash.  Final gear ratio = 13647.5:1.

mesh.JPG (73392 bytes)

 

When fully meshed, the pillow block had only 1/8" clearance from the 3/4" steel plate that the main bearing is bolted to (whew!).   Just made it:

pillow2.JPG (82985 bytes)

 

The END.

73

AL7OB