Seven Three Newsletter October 2017

Seven Three Newsletter Amateur Radio Newsletter For October 2017 Welcome again to the Seven Three Amateur Radio Newsletter! We received some very positive feedback from the last newsletter and it’s greatly appreciated. I’d like to start right off with reminding our readers that this newsletter is a community newsletter, if you have something to share…

Seven Three Newsletter September 2017

Seven Three Newsletter Amateur Radio Newsletter For September 2017 Welcome to the first ever Seven Three Newsletter! The intentions of this newsletter is to provide amateur radio news and information to hams in Minnesota and Wisconsin with the possibility of branching out from there. My name is Mike Shelby (K9MLS) and I have been in…

Stacked Dipoles

Antennas are always a hot topic on 6 meters because there is more antenna experimenting that goes on on this band than any other.  The antenna size is manageable and many things that can be done on 6 meters are impossible (or highly difficult) to do on HF. Today’s topic is stacked dipole arrays.  We’ll…

Building A Full-Wave Quad Loop Antenna for 6 Meters

This is an easy antenna to build and the materials cost about $15-20.  It exhibits 1.8dB gain over a 1/2-wave dipole.  Using an open-wire parallel feedline (commonly called “ladder line”) with an antenna tuner, it tunes up on the 10m band as a 5/8-wave loop as well.  The loop is also much quieter than a…