Ham radio equipment for base and mobile operation

Tom Fuszard’s Business Builder (Ham radio equipment for base and mobile operation http://t.co/CJoIDApH6j)

Source: tomfuszard.com

Don’t let the lack of a tower or an expensive transceiver stop you from enjoying amateur radio.  Even a simple rig and a basic antenna can do wonders for your station if they’r e installed carefully. In Tom Fuzzard’s essay, he describes the very simple station  he has assembled:  a Kenwood 820 HF transceiver, basic power supply, a power/swr meter, a telegraph key, and a Butternut 6V vertical connected to about 80 radials.  His 2 meter mobile activity is conducted through a Radio Shack HTX-252 transceiver connected to a 5/8 wavelength mag mount antenna.  With this arrangement, Tom says he works ” a number of HF bands without expending a lot of money or disrupting the natural beauty around our cabin.”  Keep it simple and have a lot of fun for very little money.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

Your First HF Dipole–an essay by Phillip Chambley (K4DPK).

Source:  http://www.eham.net/articles/32277, dated 23 July 2014. Originally published on 16 June 2010.

On Wednesday, 23 July 2014, I ran across this intriguing, well-written article on HF dipole antennas from Phillip Chambley (K4DPK).  Chambley expressed so well what I’ve been trying to say in various antenna articles published in my Amateur Radio Antenna Blog (http://kh6jrm.blogspot.com).  In a few simple paragraphs, Chambley explains how dipoles work, how to design and build them, and what kind of feedlines should be used to get the most efficiency out of your homebrew dipole.  He also covers coax connectors, center insulators, support structures, weather proofing, preferred wire types, and basic safety procedures.  A very nice, understandable essay suitable for any class of amateur radio operator.  I’m in agreement with Lew Giovannetti (KB2DHG), who said, “When it comes to simple cheap and effective antennas, you can’t beat a dipole.”  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

Simple amateur radio antenna

job description amateur antennas for HF and VHF bands (RT @wire_antennas: Ham radio antennas http://t.co/KV1WtAI7Mm)

Source: www.2dipol.com

Another one of those intriguing antenna designs from our amateur radio friends in the Russian Federation.  I can’t vouch for the claimed 21.4 dB gain claimed in the article.  But, the antenna is interesting and would probably be fun to build and work with.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

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Delaware Valley Radio Association erects multiple antennas in Ewing NJ during field day #arrl #amateur radio #ham http://t.co/SpgPgIjcqB

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Some amateur radio clubs went all out during the recent ARRL Field Day event (28-29 June 2014).  This picture from the Delaware Valley Radio Association shows quite an impressive antenna farm–everything thing from HF to VHF.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Ham Radio Deluxe Now Supports Alinco DX-SR9 | Ham Radio …

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The latest version of Ham Radio Deluxe as added CAT support for the DX-SR9 as well as the DX-SR8. This will allow HRD to control such things as tuning,

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Ham Radio Deluxe offers a wide range of applications from transceiver control and logging to various digital operations.  Now, HRD supports the Alinco DS-SR9 and DX-SR8.  According to this press release, HRD will control tuning, power settings, mode selection, and “other supported features of Alinco radios.”  As one of the commentators mentioned in the notes following the article, there are a few minor glitches in the HRD/Alinco software which are in the process of being resolved.   Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

See on www.hamradioscience.com

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