Category Archives: Training

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 »

Attention–ARPSC

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The Michigan Amateur Radio Public Service Corp (Washtenaw County) is having a meeting this Wednesday, February 28, 2024, from 7 to 9 pm at 7265 N Ann Arbor St, Saline, Mich. Also note that this year’s Skywarn Class is on Saturday, March 9th, from 10 am to 11:30 at Pioneer High School, 601 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor. Click here… Read more »

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 »

Learn by Doing Smith Charts

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Where Have We at Chelsea Been The Chelsea Amateur Radio Club (CARC) began sponsoring license upgrade training using the Smith Chart as the operational vehicle. Wes Cardone (N8QM) has been presenting a series of lessons centered around the Smith Chart with the premise that the student already knew a lot about electromagnetics relating to the Smith Chart but just didn’t… Read more »