W9BVX’s Helium Balloon Vertical Antenna

At the young age of 9, Bob W9BVX, visited an ARRL Field Day site with his dad and saw the most amazing thing; an HF antenna lifted into the air by a helium balloon. Ever since that day, his life’s dream was to do the same. Fast forward almost 70 years and that...

Building the 6 Meter Moxon Antenna

As the late spring and summer months heat up, six meters comes alive. Known as the Magic Band, the six meter band can be mysterious, unpredictable, and downright fun. You never quite know when the band will open and where it will take you. Every year our club’s...

Antenna Gain Explained

I’m gonna take a confusing subject and hopefully demystify it. Antenna Gain is a popular subject amongst hams. We talk about gain all the time, we’ll compare antenna systems and apply values to as how impressive they are by their gain figures. But what...

Winter Maintenance for Antennas

I’m not sure if you can call me a fair weather ham radio operator, but my operating style quite often changes with the seasons. The spring and summer months you’ll find me outdoors participating in the many public service activities our local club is...
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