THE CLOUD WARMER NVIS BEAM

A weekend antenna project…

AIM FOR THE CLOUDS AND GET BETTER “LOCAL” SIGNALS!
AN NVIS STYLE “BEAM” ANTENNA FOR BETTER “LOCAL” AREA COVERAGE ON HF Continue reading

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The Fence Fan Dipole

Came across this somewhat stealth multiband dipole antenna project.  Brought me back to when I was first licensed in the early ’80’s living in a condo residence I built one a bit more crudely designed then this one, but it did get me on the air with no complaints from my fellow neighbors at the time.  Had a lot of fun with it. Continue reading

Have We Dummy Up The Radio Exams To Much or…

While browsing various sites today looking for an interesting article to post on the site I came across a UK story where the Surrey Electronics and Amateur Radio Society had signed up 100 new members for this year.  Quite an achievement I thought, considering I had coffee with a ham from another club this morning and when I asked him how things were going in his club he said “we don’t do courses so we don’t have enough members.”  Between that comment and the article it got me thinking about an article I posted back in June about if we had dummy up the exams to much. Continue reading