WM9E SK Mark Wien

Mark Ralph Wien (WM9E) was born January 12, 1956 to James F. Wien and Mary Inman Whipple Wien in Minneapolis, MN. He grew up in South Minneapolis and graduated from West High School. At age 19, he came to know Christ. Shortly after that, he moved into Park House, a discipleship house of Jesus People…

Modifying a CB antenna for 6 meters

Lets build a vertical antenna for 6 meters today by modifying an old Radio Shack CB antenna. Most mobile CB antennas these days are quite short with a hefty base loading coil. These will also work, but will require playing with the inductor a bit to get the antenna to “tune” on 6 meters, and…

Field Day 2015

Hello all, Joe KD9DFB and I had a blast working the clubs first field day. I sent out an email to all of you inviting you to come out, hope you all got it, if not I’ll make sure you know for next year. I didn’t really know if I was going to do it or not…

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…