Author Archives: Wes Cardone

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Trustee WD8IEL Chelsea Repeater

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 »

EZNEC J-Pole Modeling (and Deep-Dive)

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A Qualitative Presentation At last month’s meeting (February 2024), we introduced the free EZNEC antenna modeling software. It was a very introduction-oriented presentation that explained what it was all about. For the March 2024 meeting (Tuesday, March 12th), we will be presenting concepts relating to what EZNEC software demands from you, the user. That is, what ratios in wire lengths… Read more »