Sunday, January 25, 2015

How to make a 4 to 1 balun cheap and easy

This is for a Ham Radio antenna project.  This device is used to match impedance between a wire antenna and the feed line (coaxial cable).  When completed will include a place to connect the wire antenna and the coaxial cable.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Google Drive -- Building Forms

I had been looking for a way to add a contact me form to my website.  Today I was working on updating my site when I stumbled on a video on YouTube that discussed creating a form using Google Drive.   I followed the instructions for creating the form, but I also wanted to be able to be notified via email that someone left a message.  The messages get stored in a spread sheet.  I also found another YouTube video on how to setup the email notification.  This has been on the list of nice to haves on my website for a long time.  Finally it is done.  View the two videos below for how to set this up.  The form can be embedded in your website as a HTML fragment. Works great!

Tutorial: Video on how to create the form using Google Drive. 

Tutorial: Emailing Results from a Google Drive Form.