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 John I. Hritz, Jr.
Hope to see you all at the next Arrow club meeting on Dec 9th at the Red Cross chapter 4624 Packard Rd.
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: Continue reading
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.