For Field Day 2021, I got together with other AmRRon members to compare the Wolf River Coil antenna to the Buddipole. I have always been impressed with the Buddipole and was interested in buying one until I discovered the Wolf River Coil which looked even more portable and lower cost. The Buddipole was compact, seemed […]
Springtime is antenna time. As all hams understand… height is your friend when it comes to antennas, especially for simplex on the 2 meter band. While I was generally happy with my current Tram 1480 dual band antenna, I wanted to improve my signal and reach our farther. My current antenna was installed on a […]
Members of the WØVFW amateur radio club and 52 Crew members gathered to install a new GP9 antenna atop the VFW Post 3115.
For this 2019 Field Day project, I wanted to build a 40 Meter inverted V dipole antenna that could be easily deployed in the field. It was designed and tuned for a target frequency of 7.237 Mhz. Using the formula 468 / 7.237=64.66 total length. I added 4′ for connection winds and a little slack […]
I found what I believe to be a great solution for a portable antenna mast that can be used for EmComm purposes, field day, or even a temporary antenna deployment at home. I picked up this combo from BJB Farms at a recent ham fest in Wichita. This military fiberglass antenna mast is made up […]
Springtime in Kansas brings more than just flowers… it also brings those nasty spring thunderstorms, dangerous lightning, and sometimes accompanied by tornadoes. Since I would be disconnecting my outdoor antenna during those severe thunderstorms, I wanted some kind of alternative antenna I could use to monitor local ham frequencies… keeping in touch with storm spotters […]