AADL Secret LabEd, W8EMV and Dan, KB6NU are going to be holding an antenna-building session next week at the not so “Secret Lab” at the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor. Here are some of the particulars:

What: Antenna build night!
Where: Ann Arbor District Library downtown “Secret Lab”, basement
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Who are you: Amateur radio operator, shortwave listener, or curious about how radio works
Who are we: Workshop led by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, author, “No-Nonsense” amateur radio license study guides,” and Ed Vielmetti, W8EMV, noted man about town and avid amateur radio enthusiast.
What we will do: Build and test a 2m J-pole antenna made from 450 ohm ladder line (http://www.caarert.org/jpoles.htm).
Why: Because you can never have too many antennas.
Why: A good antenna gives you better reception and transmission.
Why: Get introduced to the Secret Lab at the Ann Arbor District Library.
Why: Help us plan future build nights!
What to bring: Your handheld radio if you have one
What we’ll bring: Antenna wire, connectors for your radio, crimping tools – everything you need!
How much: Approximately $12 – $15 for the materials.

We’re buying enough parts to build 20 antennas, so the first 20 that contact Dan will get first dibs. This is the first of what we hope will be several build nights, though, and we can certainly make more antennas in the future. We also expect to tackle other, perhaps more complex projects.

If you have any questions, please contact either Dan, cwgeek@kb6nu.com or Ed, edward.vielmetti@gmail.com