Rib Mountain State Park (Parks on the Air POTA)

Rib Mountain State Park (Parks on the Air POTA)

It’s New Year’s Eve I take a trip up our local hill to activate Rib Mountain State Park in North Central Wisconsin (POTA K-1473). The weather was nice, the views awesome, but the noise on 40m; not so much. I do return QSL, if you made a contact with me and...
Why use a J-Pole Antenna?

Why use a J-Pole Antenna?

A viewer asks: Why J-Pole antennas? I mean it’s a cool design and all, but some people swear by them. What advantages do they have? Lower take-off angle? Gain? Joe and I share some insight on why the J-Pole is such a popular antenna for VHF/UHF operation....
Fox Hunt Failure?

Fox Hunt Failure?

Recently our amateur radio club held a fox hunt. This one really had me stumped. Build it: Tape Measure Beam (Yagi) antennahttps://youtu.be/BmHoQrDfw-0 Fox Hunt Signal Attenuator (MFJ-762)https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-762 Like what you see? You can leave me...
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