Chelsea Amateur Radio Club member Wesley Cardone (N8QM) has devised an antenna topology he is calling the “Rail-Pole Antenna.” The reader may already be aware that Wes has consistently maintained that all antennas are merely dipole antennas in disguise and this one is no exception. Wes is willing to give a series of presentations to the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club… Read more »
Let Wes know if you would like to see a club presentation on this antenna that he developed. This presentation would likely be split up into a series of three presentations. While the antenna itself is very basic, understanding what it does and why it does it is very technical.
The July club meeting presentation will be given by Wes Cardone (N8QM) on Resonance. The presentation will be in the simplest terms. This means it may bore you to death but too bad. The initiated in electronics will love it.
Wes Cardone (N8QM) will be presenting about the dipole antenna in tonight’s meeting. See the handout below for downloading.
The Chelsea repeater (WD8IEL), since this trustee assumed its maintenance responsibilities in 2022, has demonstrated an attribute of performance suggesting desensitization. That is, the background RF noise has a magnitude greater than the receiver’s sensitivity. The effect is that the repeater can be heard at a much greater distance than it can be worked. BACKGROUND ELECTRO-MAGNETIC FIELD QUANTIFIED The collective… Read more »
Patrons of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club website blog may recall presentations and blog posts on 5G and your health. Recall that the premise of these presentations was that as an amateur radio operator, you already have all the tools and knowledge that you need to adjudicate for yourself the nature of 5G technology and its potential effect on the… Read more »
Some of the FCC pool questions may lure you into making a mistake if you don’t pay attention. A good example of this is question E9C01 from the Extra Class section. You might be thinking that 180 degrees is the same as 0 degrees. This is absolutely true for anything that the Smith Chart will solve for you. This may… Read more »
I think that we are all aware of the semi-tractor trailer rigs we see on the highways with dual CB antennas. Obviously, they are trying to direct their propagation forward and to their rear. More than likely, these are simply spliced into a CB transceiver (to their demise) without regard for any specific configuration of transmission or feedline. We found… Read more »
Please click on the button below to read a blog post by Wes Cardone (N8QM) presenting thoughts on 5G. Note that no conclusions are presented. The post was written with the amateur radio operator in mind and the knowledge that he or she is expected to process by the FCC. Reach your own conclusions. While the rest of the world… Read more »
To join the meeting, look for the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club monthly Zoom meeting link on this website. Class begins on August 2, 2022. What will you learn in each session? Not a lot. We are moving slowly but with determination. The important thing is that you will come away with something. But we beg your patience. We are constantly… Read more »