Blog: Wes Cardone

EZNEC J-Pole Modeling (and Deep-Dive)

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...

Optimize the Hustler 4-BPV HF Antenna

With the help of Jim Grissom (WD8RFW), we embarked upon an ambitious program to consider if his HF vertical, 4-band, antenna could be optimized. Whether it is actually optimized or not is somewhat irrelevant although it is known that our task will optimize the antenna for its 40 meter band. Our task to to see if...

Learn Amateur Radio

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...

March Meeting: Modeling Jim’s HF Antenna

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...

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...

Learn the now Free–EZNEC

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...

Introducing The Rail-Pole Antenna

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...

The Rail-Pole Antenna

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.