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Category Archives: Ham Radio blog entries
Here’s an answer to a question I’ve been asked many times: what’s my station antenna? The answer is a Butternut HF-9V, a ground-mounted vertical with radials. This video explores how I have my antenna set up. You can see a … Continue reading
Here’s a look at an MFJ-849, a nice digital power/SWR meter that MFJ sent me. It works well and has solid quality. It also requires no button pushing to get forward and reverse power and SWR because they’re all shown … Continue reading
Come enjoy Field Day with us! Here are some slides showing Montrose (Colorado) Amateur Radio Club’s Field Day event. The purpose of Field Day, held at the end of June, is to practice using our radios “in the field,” such … Continue reading
Here’s a great receive-only HF antenna good for stealth scenarios or just putting a receive antenna in a much quieter place. This antenna is the direct cost and performance competitor with the MFJ-1886. The W6LVP loop is better at stealth … Continue reading
I get lots of questions about baluns. This video explores baluns and gives demos. A balun is a device to convert a balanced transmission line to an unbalanced transmission line and vice versa. You can see a list of Ask … Continue reading
FIXED. SO MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! I’ll put a video up with details. You can see a list of Ask Dave videos by clicking here. You can ask a question by clicking here. You can go to my YouTube … Continue reading
I’m new to Times Microwave LMR-400 coax cable, often considered the best in ham radio (and rather expensive). I purchased 500 feet for future antenna projects. Learn with me as I attach a PL-259 connector! You can see a list … Continue reading
Here’s a review of the MFJ-1835H (high power) cobweb antenna. It has a very small footprint and can be a great stealth antenna. I found myself really liking it. Join me for unboxing, assembly, and testing. If you have limited … Continue reading
Here’s my review of the Chameleon P-Loop magnetic loop antenna. I show some use cases for which this antenna is particularly suited. The video provides lots of info about the antenna. Thanks to all who participated in my tests last … Continue reading