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Ham Radio: How much does it cost?

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! VIEW THE VIDEO ADDED 17 FEB 2016: I’m often asked a simple question: how much does it cost to become a ham? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” But there’s a pretty basic path that most … Continue reading

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Ham radio 40-meter dipole: your first antenna

Okay, as I noted before, my first antenna wasn’t a dipole. But I’ve worked with lots of new hams, and a dipole is cheap, quick, and easy to construct. But, you say, dipoles are only single-band. Yep, and I recommend … Continue reading

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Hy-gain 14-AVQ—My First Amateur Radio HF Antenna

What should I use for an HF antenna? I received this query from a friend who has recently passed his amateur radio General Class exam. My usual answer is: a homebrew dipole, but that got me to thinking. What was … Continue reading

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