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Tower Hardware for Sale

Members and friends of SJCARS: I am posting this on behalf of Scott Honaker, N7SS and Microhams in case any on you are looking for Rohn 25 tower sections or other tower hardware. Years ago Microhams used towers for large Field Day events on campus.  One year we had an incident trying to bring the […]

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And the Winner Is…

The winner of the first K7LRK QRP antenna contest is Wayne, WA6MPG.  In fact, his entry so obviously blew away the field that no one else even asked to be judged.  Clark, K7LRK, used the occasion instead to spend an hour or so getting his antenna tuned up: Wayne’s antenna operates on all bands, including […]

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Where and When:  The SJCARS picnic on Lopez, Sept. 13, 2014 It is called the K7LRK Antenna Shootout because Clark, K7LRK, had the idea.  If this turns out to be a good idea, remember, it was Clark’s; if it turns out to be a bad idea, remember, it was Clark’s. Here’s how it works:  Bring […]

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Words From Doug

Our Ramona, CA member, Doug, W6PUG has written two interesting articles. The first one is about a clever portable antenna mount he designed made from modified PVC plumbing parts: The Blessing of the Tinkerer The second chronicles a tough little troubleshooting problem he experienced: I Hate Magic Click on them, and enjoy! Ed K.   […]

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Tilt!

Doug, W6PUG, our member from Ramona, sends us the following article on converting his vertical to a tilt-over mount.  Give it a read; you might be inspired to do something similar. Ed K. AntennaTilt  

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The Hole Story

The following PDF is a nice article by new club member  Doug, W6PUG.  It’s all about how he got his GAP vertical antenna properly mounted.  Doug lives in Ramona, CA, and is a friend of Mike, N7TLL. Give it a read! TheHoleStory              

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It takes a Village…

… to raise a mast, or in this case 2. The weather held for Saturday’s mast raising at Dan’s (N6AU) QTH. A dozen or more of us gathered to raise 2 40′ masts that Dan had built in the preceding weeks finalizing a project he began nearly 60 years ago. -geu Dan tells the story. […]

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Longer is Better

It’s hard to argue with that title, but in the case of 2M vertical antennas, the question one might ask is, “How much better?”   Generally, you can assume that longer (taller) antennas of this type have more gain.  But should you pay a lot more money for a 12 foot antenna than a 9 foot […]

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