Thursday, September 29, 2016

YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest: 1400Z, Sep 30 to 0200Z, Oct 2

YLRL DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest: 1400Z, Sep 30 to 0200Z, Oct 2
Mode: CW, SSB, Digital
Bands: Any
Classes: (none)
Max operating hours: 24
Exchange: Serial No. + RS(T) + (ARRL Section/province/country)
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: W/VE Stations: 1 point per W/VE QSO
W/VE Stations: 2 points per DX QSO
DX Stations: 1 point per QSO with same continent
DX Stations: 2 points per QSO with different continent
Multipliers: Each section, province, country once
Power factor: x1.5 for 5-100W
Power factor: x3 for 5W or less
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults x power factor
Submit logs by: October 31, 2016
E-mail logs to: IamAF7BI[at]gmail[dot]com
Mail logs to: Marilyn Melhorn AF7BI
29139 NE Hammond Ct
Battle Ground, WA 98604
Find rules at:

40 meter MOXON ham radio antenna

here is a 40 Meter MOXON.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NEAR-FEST Deerfield New Hampshire October 14 - 15 2016

New England Amateur Radio Festival
October 14 & 15, 2016
Deerfield, New Hampshire
Admission Tickets
Open Now
Get your NEAR-Ly Free Ticket!
Vendor and Exhibitors
Vendors and Exhibitors
Open Now!
Door Prizes (NEAR-Fest XX)
There will be TWO Grand Prize Drawings at NEAR-Fest XX
That’s right, TWO KX3 Radios will be given away, one on Friday – One on Saturday
More Details: How to Win
Elecraft KX3
Be sure to get your NEAR-Ly free ticket stubs into the barrel in the relaxation area

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Only Vendors are required to register per the expectations of the Commercial Operations Staff of NEAR-Fest. Most have done so years ago and return year after year.
Admission tickets (which include an opportunity for winning a Door Prize) and inside parking passes CAN be purchased at this site, and users are required to register at this site if you want to complete an online purchase.. HOWEVER, purchasing admission tickets online is NOT REQUIRED, tickets and inside parking passes can also be purchased at the Gate. If tickets are purchased at this site please bring your receipt with you and produce it at the gate. You will be given the number of tickets purchased. NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED.
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Ladder Line - LOW LOSS - LOW LOSS

this Information is specifically about ladder line.

here is an example of a dipole with ladder line


here is a typical dipole design

Spacing of the wires in ladder line (and their relative diameter) sets the impedance of the line.

advantages of ladder line
LOW LOSS, less expensive, easy to make, perfect for dipole or loop

disadvantages of ladder line
should not touch almost anything, (house, leaves, metal, trees, etc)

if you know of more tips to help other hams please forward your information to



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