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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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

Deploy Anywhere Vertical

Came across this interesting video by Cliff (N4CCB) on a vertical antenna that can be used anywhere.  Although Cliff’s main intention in this video is for portable use in parks, SOTA etc. it got me to thinking about antenna challenged folks.  Although 40m might be too long in length For some, most should get 10 to maybe 30m.   Continue reading