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Receiving Slow Scan TV Images from the International Space Station

I love satellite communications. I get a certain thrill when I hear the satellite come up above the horizon and the static from the receiver all of a sudden swell with voices, beeps, and other noises. Likewise I feel a little sad when the pass is almost complete and the cacophony of sound is once […]

Using RG-59 or RG-6 CATV cable with an amateur radio antenna

As ham radio operators, we’re always looking for a way to save a buck. I’ll frequently dig through a free bin of part, hoping to scavenge something for the next project. This scavenger mentality extends to coax feed-line. High quality coax cable can be expensive. That’s why we love a deal when can find it. […]

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from KB9VBR Antennas. May your holiday season be filled with peace and joy and plenty of rare DX. Did you get a new radio for the holidays? Don’t forget the antennas. The KB9VBR 2 meter J-Pole antenna or 2 Meter Slim Jim Antenna are great choices for your new VHF 2 meter rig. The […]