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A new Heathkit! So, why am I not excited?

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU A couple of weeks ago I got an e-mail from Heathkit. Yes, the NEW Heathkit. you might remember that a couple of years ago, there was all this hype about a “new” Heathkit and how they were going to start designing new kits as well as revive popular old designs. Then, … [Read more...]

Club Member To Be Published in QST Magazine

By KD8OUT, Mike Kieffer, President. We all want to congratulate Dr. Jack Purdum(W8TEE) on the acceptance of his article for an upcoming issue of QST. Summary below. Those who attended the July meeting will recall the presentation given by Jack Purdum, W8TEE, on building a VFO controlled, 3W … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Dipoles With These Center Insulators

By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU One of the things that always gets my goat is the price some companies charge for dipole antennas. It's not that they're charging an outrageously large sum of money, and I certainly don't begrudge them making a profit for their efforts. It's just that if hams would just … [Read more...]

HSMM-Mesh Presentation from the January Meeting

Mark's HSMM-MESH presentation from the January meeting can be viewed here. For further discussion regarding HSMM-Mesh visit the forum at www.tristatehams.org … [Read more...]

HSMM-Mesh Presentation Introduction

The next club meeting's presentation is on HSMM-Mesh.  HSMM-MESH is a high speed, self discovering, self configuring, fault tolerant, wireless computer network (digital data network) utilizes very low power. It can run for days from a fully charged car battery, or indefinitely with the addition of a … [Read more...]

KB6NU Builds an End-Fed Half-Wave Antenna

I’ve always been interested in end-fed, half-wave antennas before, but until this recently, I’d never built one. One of the reasons for this is that most designs are for QRP antennas and not made to handle more than 5 – 10 W of power. A couple of months ago, though, I ran across a design rated at … [Read more...]

Ham Nation – Tower Safety and Coaxial Dipoles

Ham Nation #74 Hosts: Bob Heil (K9EID) and George Thomas (W5JDX). More about coaxial dipole antennas, tower safety do's and don'ts, and Bob plays the organ for Julian's birthday. Guests: Don Wilbanks (AE5DW), Amanda Alden (K1DDN), and Cheryl Lasek (K9BIK). Download or subscribe to this … [Read more...]