Dayton is this weekend! Only a few Days left to sign up!!! Dayton is approaching, and with it the Dayton Bus Trip… Tickets are selling for our Dayton Bus Trip. The early sale discount has expired as of April 1st, but this doesn’t mean we are done with the deals. The drawing for the free Dayton ticket is to be… Read more »
Welcome to our new site. We have re-designed the site in order to make it easy to find the information you need, and to include some of the more modern tools available in web design. Whenever a new site is released, there may be an item or two out of place. Please feel free to take a look at the… Read more »
Hello Arrow members, At last nights meeting 12/9/09 the election of officers was held and the results are: President – Bruce Graham KD8APB Secretary – Mark Goodwin W8FSA Treasurer – Sam Proud KC8QCZ Activities Coordinator – Michelle Roderick KD8GWX Technical Coordinator – Jay Nugent WB8TKL Public Service Officer – James French W8ISS Congratulations and 73! Jim Eller K8ELR
After long being tired of the poor performance of my HF9v with 18 radials, I finally sold it off to a fellow ARROW club member for what I had invested (not a lot) and was left with the radial field in the woods (now mostly buried after 3 years). I let it sit for a while, wandering out there every… Read more »
Congratulations to all the new hams from the Hands on Museum class of 7 November 2009 KD8MJU Adam R. Carpus KD8MJV Ari D. Morris KD8MJW Brian M. Retzlaff KD8MJX Steve R. Peterman KD8MJY Elizabeth C. Gilday KD8MJZ Dawn Chambers KD8MKA Nandan Sawkar KD8MKB Karin K. Riske, no email address KD8MKC Daniela Gomez, no email address KD8MKD Sally A. Carpinella KD8MKE … Read more »
Meet Hamlet, the newest member of the WA2HOM team. Mostly he just sits around and chews the fat, but I’m trying to teach him CW.
James, W8ISS, headed up our effort at Saturday’s MiniMaker Faire. More later on how it went after I talk with him, but here are some pictures from the event taken by Mike Gould of Monodyne:
Spring contest season demanded a new antenna that would handle 160m with some efficiency and compliment my other antennas. I settled on the >1 wavelength horizontal loop for its multi-band potential, relative invisibility, and ease of matching. Anything over a wavelength on 160m (540′ length) would be sufficient, but longer is better, as it lowers radiation angles and improves performance.
Since I reconnected the coax to it, my vertical dipole – a tribander driven element hung from a high tree branch – has still not seemed to work well. I would switch back and forth between it and my 20/40/80 horizontal fan dipole, and the horizontal was always at least an S-unit better. In the WPX SSB contest the vertical… Read more »