80 Meter Shortened Dipole Antenna

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With the sunspot activity declining and all indications suggesting activity will continue to be low for the next few years it appears the best HF frequency for Local NT coverage will be 80 Meters. Many of us on suburban blocks … Continued

Want to Learn Morse Code?

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It is a bit odd that since the requirement to pass a Morse code test for an amateur advanced licence was removed there seems to have been a resurgence in interest in it’s use. Another odd observation is that for … Continued

Nothing New Under The Sun

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It appears that troubles from within the ranks of the WIA is nothing new. See this item from the June Edition of Radio and Hobbies magazine 1946. For Larger Image Click link below Click to View  PDF WIA and Loyalty … Continued

Radiation Resistance, SWR and Resonance

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Radiation resistance is that part of an antenna’s feed point resistance that is caused by the radiation of electromagnetic waves from the antenna, as opposed to loss resistance which generally causes the antenna to heat up. The total of radiation … Continued

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