First impressions are not the best, it really looks and feels cheap, but for £1,99 shipped to your door, I cannot complain.
I took it out of the box and made a quick and dirty voltage measurement with no load whatsoever, just to see if it works. It reads 12,74V, a bit north of 12V but it should be fine to power the Mini-Whip.
Here are some pics.
So, the project is still missing some bits and pieces (a major local electronics store just closed; last weekend I went there to get some parts and it was just a waste of my time) but at least there's some progress.
Items still needed:
I need a 12-15V small power supply, capable of delivering 50mA.
- I need 3 x SO239 (or BNC?) Chassis Mounting Female Sockets.
- I need some small 50 ohm coax (RG-316 or RG-188).
- I need to come up with some sort of PVC housing for the antenna.
- Also, I need some housing for the antenna supply module.
- Finally, after all is done I need to sort out some kind of a plastic mast to raise the antenna.