Author Archives: Wes Cardone

About Wes Cardone

Trustee WD8IEL Chelsea Repeater

Learn Amateur Radio

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We, at the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club, are here to help you get on the air circumventing the globe. Do you need to be pointed in the right direction? Were you wondering where exams are given for FCC Amateur Radio Licenses? Were you wondering if Amateur Radio would be for you? We can’t guarantee that we will have all of… Read more »

March Meeting: Modeling Jim’s HF Antenna

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At the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club we try not to let you down. Last month (February, 2024) we introduced you to the EZNEC antenna modeling software. Our plan for the March meeting (March 12, 2024) is to use either EZNEC or 4NEC2 to model and simulate Jim Grissom’s (KD8RFW) back yard HF trapped vertical antenna. We have not done it… Read more »

EZNEC Intro Given at 2024 Feb 13th Club Meeting

It was about two years ago that the EZNEC Antenna Modeling Software was made free. Wes Cardone (N8QM) purchased this software several years ago (before it was made free) and has found it extremely capable and says that it should not be considered as limited to those with extreme electromagnetics knowledge. This stuff is for the average amateur radio operator…. Read more »

Learn the now Free–EZNEC

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Please let us know at the Chelsea Amateur Radio Club if learning to use the free antenna modeling software EZNEC would be of interest to you. What might be a nice course of action in learning EZNEC is a tutorial using EZNEC’s own “Test Drive” tutorial. This is a tutorial provided by the EZNEC antenna modeling software which starts you… Read more »

Introducing The Rail-Pole Antenna

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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 »