Tag Archives: Antenna

When Setting Up An Emergency Station Respect Other People’s Property

There are some who may read this post and wonder if it is necessary for me to say these things. After observing humans for over 65 years and seeing how they treat other people’s property I say yes it is … Continue reading

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Does Your Antenna Work?

The best antenna you can afford that will fit on the real-estate you have is important but it also important that you not exceed what you can afford and lets face it you can’t put ten tons of fertilizer in … Continue reading

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What Is An Antenna Tuner and How Is A Tuner Tuned?

There are so many different Amateur Radio bands on the HF Amateur Radio frequencies and that it makes it difficult to put up a separate radio antenna for each frequency we might want to use. Many hams use multiband antennas … Continue reading

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What Is An Amateur Radio Repeater ?

A radio repeater is a transmitter operating on one radio frequency and a receiver operating on another radio frequency so connected that the transmitter transmits, repeats, what the receiver hears simultaneously. They are usually placed in a high location or … Continue reading

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ANTENNA TUNERS ON COAX FED ANTENNAS.

Many hams seem to believe that if they use an antenna tuner and keep the SWR at 1 to 1 they are radiating the maximum signal.  The truth is that antenna tuners can be deceiving. A more accurate term for … Continue reading

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THE TERM DUMMY LOAD DOES NOT REFER TO THE OPPERAOR

A transmitter should never be keyed up without a load.  Normally the antenna is the load but when testing or tuning the transmitter the antenna should not be attached to prevent radiation of a signal unnecessarily.  The dummy load replaces … Continue reading

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A HELPFUL TOOL

During my years as a radio technician I have seen many problems that were simple but difficult to find. There were times when a mobile radio would not be operating properly but when it was tested it was within well … Continue reading

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