Vegetation June 3, 2018

Early summer. This is such a beautiful vegetation.

Spring-Sparkling Spiraea

Spring-Sparkling Spiraea

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Championship of Russia on radio communication on VHF 2018

Transceiver Yaesu FT-817ND on VHF frequency 144300kHzFrom June 2 to June 3, 2018, the Russian Radio Championship took place on VHF 2018. I hardly prepared for it. He put the Yaesu FT-817ND transceiver in an army bag and drove to the village. The vehicle is a motorcycle. Half the way there was heavy rain. I had to get wet a little. Part of the road passed through swamps and mud fields. Safely reached the house, heated the stove in the house and bath. The power supply and the YU7EF antenna were already in place. The output power from my side was only 5 W (QRP). I connected the transceiver, conducted the first radio communication. The equipment was tested, it was possible to start the competition. During 2 hours I had 8 connections. The longest communication (ODX) is 325 km. Continue reading

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Water well washing

Dirty water from a new wellWhen the well was made, it must always be washed. And, it is necessary to wash it for a long time. A few weeks or months. I do not often go to the country. Because of this, I can not normally flush the well. And without supervision, the pump can not be left – water in the well can end in ~ 2 hours of operation. I decided to do automation on two sensors. The level sensors took the car. Continue reading

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GPS Logger TripMate 850

A small note about the GPS tracker TripMate 850. This logger was purchased about 8 years ago. All this time he works without complaints. You can use it on a hike or on a trip to record a path. The device has a liquid crystal display. Continue reading

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Motorcycle weekend trip on Lifan 200 gy-3b

Motorcycle weekend trip on Lifan 200 gy-3bOn one of the sunny spring days, I took a motorcycle ride. The weather is perfect for motorcycle trips. The big water has already descended, the banks have dried up. Motorcycle Lifan 200 gy-3b class enduro beautifully goes both on the asphalt and off-road. On this motorcycle you can easily overcome several tens of kilometers along a flat road, and then off-road where you wish. The motorcycle is lightweight, weighing only ~ 125kg. If you get stuck, it’s easy to pull it out. At the same time, it easily takes on as much weight. The motorcycle Lifan 200 gy-3b is equipped with a full-size rubber: in front on a 21-inch drive, behind an 18-inch drive. The 200cm2 motor has enough power for driving along the track at a cruising speed of 85km, although it is possible to accelerate faster. The transmission has 5 gears. For the duration of the break-in, I switch speeds at 17 km/h, i.e. at 2nd speed I switch to 17 km/h, at 3 in 34 km/h, on 4 in 51 km/h, on 5 in ~ 60 km/h. Speed ​​is easy to watch on the digital speedometer. If you have any questions, ask, I’ll be happy to answer.

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Eternal granite curbs

Eternal granite curbsSuch curbs met on one of the streets of Kirov. Curbs are granite, made by hand. They show traces of giant drills. The borders were placed on this section of the road about 60 years ago. Each curb weighs from 100 to 1000kg. All the borders have different sizes – length from 1 to 4 meters! We will not repeat each curb. Now they are dismantled from this place. It is a pity that there is a replacement of the eternal natural materials for not durable and cheap.
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Self-made extension cord from computer wires

I decided to make an extension cable from unused cables. These cables lay for many years in the pantry. Initially, they were intended to power servers. The plus of this cable is that it is in double thick insulation, and has 3 wires. The cross-section of each wire is 0,75mm2. We do not use a ground wire, so I connected it to another wire. Most importantly – do not forget to dismantle the “Grounding” contact in the plug. The total length of the resulting extension was more than 10 meters. The extension cord will undoubtedly find application in any farm, especially – it is pleasant to use a thing made by own hands.
Self-made extension cord from computer wires
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