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Issue No 6 2022

On the Air Email - Issue No. 6 (June 2022)

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Wondering what to do with your new Amateur Radio license?
This email provides you with articles and advice from experienced hams to help you get active and on the air.

Key Pieces and Paddle Parts

Though they differ in appearance and required operating technique, straight keys and paddles are the most common tools used to send Morse code. Learn more about these tools for sending code in the article.

Shopping for Coaxial Cable

Coax is the type of feed line you are most likely to encounter. This article takes a look at determining what type of coaxial cable would be best to buy for your station.

Analyzing your Antenna System

An antenna analyzer measures your antenna system SWR at any frequency within its range and reveals the electrical characteristics of your system. This article shows how utilizing an antenna analyzer will help keep your antenna system working efficiently.

ARRL On the Air – Episode 28

This episode of the On the Air podcast explores the benefits of investing in a digital multimeter, including its ability to measure electrical values.

Antenna Tuners: Making a Match

Whether you know them as a matchbox, transmatch, coupler, matching network, antenna tuning unit, ATU, or simply a tuner, antenna tuners create an efficient transfer of power between the transceiver and the antenna. Check out how antenna tuners work their magic in the article.

Knit Earpad Covers for Headphones

Tired of your over-ear headset earpads getting sweaty and damaged after prolonged use? Daniel Rosenne's, 4X1SK, spouse, Zippi, who is an avid knitter, came up with a solution to this problem. Check out how to make your own knit earpad covers in the blog.


Azimuth/Elevation Rotator — Antenna position shifting system in which the antenna can be pointed up or down as well as moved from side to side.

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