ARRL

Register Account

Login Help

jimvw57

Joined: Sat, Dec 16th 2017, 15:23 Roles: N/A Moderates: N/A

Latest Topics

Topic Created Posts Views Last Activity
ZS6BKW build Dec 13th 2020, 23:05 5 4,157 on 30/12/20
FMJ antenna Jan 21st 2020, 15:48 2 4,661 on 25/1/20
440 copper loop antenna Apr 7th 2019, 21:51 3 5,393 on 21/4/19

Latest Posts

Topic Author Posted On
2 Meter Slot-Cube Antenna (QST Jan 2019) K1AWC 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Update** Still using this lil guy at least weekly, I did change and added it to the top of a 40 ft tower, Still getting reports of clear transmissions up to 50 plus miles away.
2 Meter Slot-Cube Antenna (QST Jan 2019) K1AWC on 15/7/22
after over 3 years of weekly use, the only thing I found needed was to clean up the contact points and added a hole to drain water out of the tubes. Not sure how it gets in there but it has a way out now. When i see the SWR go up, it is time to clean up the contact points for the cable connections.
Lets reach out to older hams in Nursing Homes N0HWJ on 3/3/21
There is a ham operator that had a 'medical Issue' and has been confined to a nursing home to recover. One of the members of our club took the initiative to set him up on a DMR radio and it made a world of difference in his recovery, not to mention the increase in his strength by keying the mic. Names withheld to protect their privacy.
ZS6BKW build jimvw57 on 30/12/20
Been working well using an auto tuner, my latest issue was a squirrel that for some reason liked to chew through the cord holding up one end. We had a discussion and my flying pliers won. no more problems with that rodent!!
ZS6BKW build jimvw57 on 14/12/20
Ok, so it occurred to me that I did not measure the length of the ladder line, and it was much longer than I thought. I cut it back to the recommended length, straightened it out and antenna is now working as it should. Measure twice, cut once... Thanks!!!

Back to Top

EXPLORE ARRL

Instragram     Facebook     Twitter     YouTube     LinkedIn