Monthly Archives: October 2016

How Does a J-pole Antenna Work? AD#36

After quite a hiatus to update the Amateur Extra Class videos, I’m back to the Ask Dave series. Here’s Episode 26, which answers the question, “how does a J-pole work?”

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FTDX-3000 Menu Settings

I’ve been asked what I use for the digital settings for my Yaesu FTDX-3000. It’s a great rig and I’ve enjoyed it. It has the best receiver I’ve ever had in 40 years of hamming! The only interface between the … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 11.3, Grounding and Bonding, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 11.3, “Grounding and Bonding,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Class Lesson 11.2, RF Exposure, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 11.2, “RF Exposure,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 11.1, Hazardous Materials, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 11.1, “Hazardous Materials,” in the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here … Continue reading

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Unboxing the Yihua 852+ Soldering Station

YouTube viewer Kurt Johnson commented on my Fantastic Fox Finder Fix video about my soldering iron. He told me about a station called the 852D+ that was quite inexpensive, and he’s right. It cost only $47.90 on eBay and that … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Lesson 10.3, VHF/UHF/Microwave Propagation, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 10.3, “VHF/UHF/Microwave Propagation,” from the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Class Lesson 10.2, HF Propagation, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 10.2, “HF Propagation,” from the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Class Lesson 10.1, Solar Effects, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 10.1, “Solar Effects,” from the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here … Continue reading

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Amateur Extra Class Lesson 9.5, Antenna Design, 11th Edition

Here’s your video introduction to Section 9.5, “Antenna Design,” from the 11th Edition of the ARRL Extra Class License Manual for Ham Radio. You can find a complete list of the Amateur Extra videos by clicking here, or click here … Continue reading

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