Monthly Archives: January 2013

My Single Point Ground

One of the key tenets of grounding your ham radio station is to eliminate ground loops. All equipment grounds should run to a single point, which is then connected to your ground rod. This photo shows my single point ground. … Continue reading

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Reader Sim Savage Relates His High Adventure

Sometimes I get emails just too good to pass up. Here’s Sim Savage’s adventure in his own words: Dave: Many thanks for the thorough and expedient response to my query ! I am greatly appreciative. This trip I have planned … Continue reading

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Tackling RF in the Ham Shack

I received the following query via YouTube. Since it’s a common problem, I thought I’d address it here. Please keep in mind that English is not Billy’s first language, so please read past the minor grammar issues and look at … Continue reading

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Out with Skybeam, In with WifiElite!

I finally gave up on Skybeam and now use WifiElite broadband. Much faster, doesn’t drop several times a day, etc. What I found really interesting is they were willing to do the installation even though everything here is covered in … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class License Lesson 4.7, Basic Test Equipment

Lew French, KCØUER, provides the video introduction to Section 4.7, Basic Test Equipment, in the ARRL General Class License Manual study guide. After you have finished, you can click here to return to the list of General Class videos.

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Ham Radio General Class License 4.6, Practical Circuits

Lew French, KCØUER, provides the video introduction to Section 4.6, Practical Circuits, in the ARRL General Class License Manual study guide. After you have finished, you can click here to return to the list of General Class videos.

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 4.5, Active Components

Lew French, KCØUER, provides the video introduction to Section 4.5, Active Components, in the ARRL General Class License Manual study guide. After you have finished, you can click here to return to the list of General Class videos.

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Ham Radio General Class 4.4, Reactance and Impedance

Lew French, KC0UER, provides this video introduction to Section 4.4, Reactance and Impedance, in the ARRL General Class License Manual study guide. When you’ve finished with this video and reviewing Section 4.4 in the study guide, you can click here … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 4.3, Basic Components

Lew French appears before the camera to introduce Section 4.3 to you. The text is the ARRL General Class License Manual. After you have finished watching this video, you may return to the list of General Class videos by clicking … Continue reading

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Ham Radio General Class Lesson 6.1, Antenna Basics

The section is really short. The book just throws several definitions your way that you need to be conversant with going forward. So, instead of taking only two minutes, I take twenty to walk you through very understandable explanations of … Continue reading

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