SteppIR Urban Beam

This is a small beam perfect for the suburban or downtown home owner looking for some gain on 20m to 6m (30m/40m it is like a dipole). The 4 foot boom with a 16 foot turning radius will fit perfectly in a townhouse 17 foot lot. Typical of a 2 element yagi the gain is […]

via SteppIR Urban Beam — ve3ips

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PackTenna Mini 1:1 Balun – Arctic Field Test — ve3ips

I have just gotten the new PackTenna 1:1 balun shipped from San Jose and wanted to test it out in cold weather conditions. Please see the link below for operation in frigid arctic weather. The balun performed very well as expected due to the low loss design and effective choice of an appropriate balun ferrite […]

via PackTenna Mini 1:1 Balun – Arctic Field Test — ve3ips

40 Meter Vertical Array ~ 40 Meter 1/2 wave Dipole – Top Band Chordal Hopper

The N6BT DXU-32 … I have had two occasions where I was able to test my fantastic 40M phased vertical array against other antennas. I say fantastic only because when you compare the height requirements and maintenance requirements, the phased array has tremendous bang for the buck. The DXE DV-40-P … First I compared it […]

via 40M Phased Vertical Array ~ 40M Half Wave Dipole — Top Band Chordal Hopper

23 CM Homebrew Antenna For SOTA Purposes

I’m enjoying the challenge of 23cm 1296 MHz homebrew antenna construction for SOTA purposes. My 23cm portable antenna collection includes: 12el DL6WU Yagi 12dB gain – lightweight boom construction using a folded dipole; 6el DL6WU Yagi 9 dB gain – ruggedised all brass construction gamma matched, ideal for the Australian scrub bash; and 2el HB9CV […]

via Construction of a 23cm 1296 MHz Bi-Quad Antenna — Get out of the Radio Shack and Live Life

Radio amateur G5RV honoured by villagers

 

Louis Varney G5RV, founder member in 1936 of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS), received a little-known honour in 1945

During World War II Louis was stationed at a radio monitoring station in the hamlet of Steart near Bridgwater in Somerset. The local newspaper records he received an honour from the residents of the hamlet: Continue reading

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