Your Questions Answered – July 2020

Your Questions Answered – July 2020

First off‚ did everyone have a great Field Day? I know after getting home and reading comments online and in forums that there is a bit of grumbling about the 1D or home stations on commercial power. There certainly as a large amount of activity from big home stations...
Building an Off Center Fed (OCF) Dipole Antenna

Building an Off Center Fed (OCF) Dipole Antenna

For this year’s ARRL Field Day event I was looking to put up a homebrew antenna that was easy to construct‚ easy to deplay‚ and give me multi-band support. I settled on an 80 meter Off Center Fed Dipole antenna. Watch the video to see how I do it: The OCF or Off...
COVID-19 Update (July 7‚ 2020)

COVID-19 Update (July 7‚ 2020)

— July 7‚ 2020 — I’ve pretty much ridden the wave of new amateur radio operators getting on the air and sales have tapered off to a more manageable level. Normal turnaround is 1-2 business days. The 6 meter antenna usually ships in 3-4 days. The...

KB9VBR Antennas Scratch and Dent Sale

The 4th Annual Scratch and Dent sale starts on Friday May 15 at 8:00am CDT. At that time the links to the sale purchase page will be active and you can shop for an antenna. Quantities are limited so please be advised that when they are gone, they are gone.  I take a...
Your Questions Answered‚ March 2020

Your Questions Answered‚ March 2020

First off I’d like to welcome all the new subscribers to the channel. In the last week we picked up over 600 new viewers‚ which is a nice little boost. Thanks for joining the channel. As a recap for all the new subscribers‚ every month I pick through the emails and...
New Radio! Yaesu FTM-300DR Product Announcement

New Radio! Yaesu FTM-300DR Product Announcement

Gigaparts broke the news last week of a new mobile radio coming from Yaseu. The FTM-300DR is a dual band mobile transceiver with Yaesu’s C4FM system fusion digital mode built it. At this time it’s difficult to tell if the FTM-300 will be a replacement of the FT-400 or...
Your Questions Answered- February 2020

Your Questions Answered- February 2020

It’s February so we’re half way through winter. The days are getting longer and the sun warmer. In no time I’ll be pulling the trailer out of the garage and planning some outdoor adventures. In the meantime I’ll have to contend with indoor operations. Please stay...

Does Snow Affect Vertical Antenna Performance

Last weekend we received one of many of the winter storms we usually get this time of year. This one dumped about 6 inches of snow on us. So when I posted a picture of my Wolf River Coil in the backyard with the snow creeping up to it‚ Andy asked the following...