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Issue No 11 2022

On the Air Email - Issue No. 11 (November/December 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.

Build a Classic Multiband Dipole Antenna

On the Air readers who have a General- or Extra-class license will enjoy the versatility of this dipole, which works on several bands – how many is up to you, and the amount of space you have for the antenna. This article shows how to build one for yourself.

A Copper Tape Antenna for Two Meters

This inexpensive antenna comes together in about 15 minutes and is designed to stick to a window. Depending on where you install it, you should be able to get into your local repeaters, and perhaps make direct simplex contacts as well. Check out how to build one in this article.

Turn a Mobile Antenna into a Base Antenna

A common VHF/UHF mobile antenna with a 3/8 x 24 threaded base can be converted to an antenna for use at home. This step-by-step article shows you how to create a ground plane that makes it possible.

ARRL On the Air – Episode 13

On this episode of the On the Air podcast, Curt Laumann, K7ZOO, talks about inspiring club activity with "project nights." See what Curt's "formula for success" is, and share it with your club.

Installing Coax Crimp Connectors

Installing connectors, whether you crimp or solder them, is a basic skill that every ham needs. Crimping is poised to overtake soldering as the method of choice for attaching connectors to coaxial cable due to it being stronger, having less potential for mess, and more reliability. This article offers a step-by-step look at the crimping process.


Junkbox — Term used to describe an amateur’s collection of surplus parts generally saved for some future project.

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