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Aviation headset article KD0UHN on 15/7/13
I figured out how to search and view past QST articles and found 3 hits!
Aviation headset article KD0UHN on 14/7/13
I have a few aviation headsets laying around and I would like to adapt them to use with my ft-897d. I noticed there is an article in the 2013 ARRL handbook. I have the 2012 edition but there is nothing in there. Is there a link to the referenced article without spending another 48 bucks?
Feedline routing and lightning surge protection Suggestions KD0UHN on 23/3/13
I figured I would try and get as prepared as possible for the up coming spring T-storms. Yesterday I purchased 3 OPEK LP-350A lightning surge protectors. They are rated to 350w DC discharge at 50 ohm with less than 0.1 db insertion loss.
I have a 2m/70cm Diamond X50, a Homebrew dipole, and a Solarcon A99 10 meter vertical hooked up using LMR-400 coax to a box containing the surge protectors then routed inside my Shack(basement) to my rigs. I have the Lightning surge protectors mounted to a copper bar then grounded to a 9 ft copper rod in the ground with 8 ft of #8awg green insulated wire. I also have 9 foot of the same wire running from the grounding rod to a grounding bar inside my shack.

Am I on the right track with what I have done so far? I am very much open to constructive critiques and suggestions from the smarter people than me
Thanks, in advance!

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