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 »

April Meeting: EZNEC Antenna Segments Made Easy

More on EZNEC at the April 2024 club meeting. Have you dabbled with EZNEC antenna modeling software (or any of the other free NEC derived antenna modeling software applications) and found it just did not work out for you? Join the crowd. At the April meeting of the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club, Wesley Cardone (N8QM) will give a third presentation… Read more »

In Person Club Meeting

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Starting May 8, 2024, we will return to meeting in person for the summer months. The meetings start at 7 p.m. and are held in the City of Chelsea Council room in the Police Department building. But meanwhile, please click here for video conferencing attendance.