Monthly Archives: April 2024

Who is Hiram Percy Maxim?

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Hiram Percy Maxim (September 2, 1869 – February 17, 1936) was an American radio pioneer and inventor, and co-founder (with Clarence D. Tuska) of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Hiram Percy Maxim is credited with inventing and selling the first commercially successful firearm silencer, and also with developing mufflers for internal combustion engines. He created the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in 1914 as… Read more »

New Life Member!

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At the May meeting of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club board, Margaret A. Goodrich (W8MAG) was made a life member. Margaret has served the club for literally decades upon decades with dedication. Her late husband, David, was likewise an asset to the club beyond measure.

Antenna Feedline Optimal Length for Resonance

Updated 4-18-2024 I recently discovered a YouTube video that shows how to cut an antenna’s feedline length to achieve resonance (See below). I then discovered that there are many such erroneous YouTube videos telling you that you can use “jumpers” to improve your antenna performance. There are no benefits to these practices! But this begs the question… Why? On the… Read more »