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Slim Jim vs J-Pole Antennas

On my site you can find both the all copper 2 meter J-Pole antenna and an all copper 2 meter Slim Jim antenna. Both are great antennas, I don’t have a problem recommending either of them as the foundation for a amateur radio base station. But I often receive inquiries from individuals wondering if one […]

Mounting ham radio antennas in the attic

Often, amateur radio operators are looking for alternative locations to install their antennas. If you live in a space restricted location or are under a HOA restriction, you may be able to mount an antenna outside. This calls for a little creativity; if the space allows, consider mounting your antennas in the attic. The advantages […]

Amateur Radio Antennas for new hams

Are you a new Amateur Radio operator? Just received received your callsign and are now excited to get on the air.   Congratulations and welcome to the Amateur Radio Service! Amateur Radio is a great hobby that will offer years and years of exploration, fun, and variety. By now you’ve probably received your first catalog […]

Connecting an external antenna to an HT

I often receive inquiries if my antennas can be used with handheld or HT radios. The simple answer is that if your radio has a detachable antenna, then yes you can connect it to my J-Pole antennas or another style of antenna. Connecting your HT to an external antenna is a great way to extend […]

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