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AI4BJ

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ARRL 2022 Handbook Oct 21st 2021, 09:16 1 1,372 on 21/10/21
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balum needed on EFHW? KK4LYQ on 21/1/22
From the equipment that is mentioned, I would guess that the OP is not talking about a permanent, home installation. Although dipoles are more efficient, end fed antennas are often more practical for portable ops, especially in areas where there may only be a single suitable support. I also agree with you that if the tuner can produce a 1.7:1 match on its own, I would dispense with the balun.
Noob Looking for Direction gsqwared on 13/12/21
You didn't mention which exam you are preparing to take, but I will assume that it's the Technician. The Technician license confers very limited privileges on HF frequencies. To communicate worldwide on VHF you would have to use Echolink, which links repeaters around the world via the internet.

If you want to communicate worldwide without depending on the internet, you should set your sights on a General license and a 100 Watt HF transceiver as a starter rig. With an inexpensive dipole or G5RV antenna, you will be able to contact hams in many other countries.

73,
Mark AI4BJ
ARRL 2022 Handbook AI4BJ on 21/10/21
Can anyone tell me how tall the volumes are in the 6-volume set? I need to know if they will fit on my bookshelf.

It's very unfortunate that a slipcase is not provided, even if that meant increasing the price. These large, softcover books tend to flop over on the bookshelf if they are not supported, but I still prefer the multi-volume format over the single mega-volume.

Mark AI4BJ
Latest Entry Level HF Radios KJ4DMO on 13/9/21
I'm certainly biased, but if I were in your shoes, I would look for a used Elecraft K3. With the K4 now finally in production, there are a lot of K3's coming up for sale. Because the K3 is modular, you will see a wide range of asking prices, depending on how "loaded" the radio is. The only options you really need are the 100W PA, KUSB for SSB, and the ATU. The ATU is widely regarded as one of the best available, able to tune a box spring with rusty springs. (I exaggerate only slightly...)

73, Mark AI4BJ
Computer keeps switching to "logged out" on ARRL website KR2F on 21/3/21
Yes, your browser needs to be configured to accept cookies. Most do this by default, but this can be turned off in the settings.

Mark AI4BJ

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