RF Podcast EP 38 Reflective Retrospective
Episode 38 Show Notes
00:53 Intro: This is a Reflective Retrospective, due to family and work obligations. We’ll try to have new content next month.
02:59 Song: “Beast of Burden” by Altered Five from the album “Bluesified”
07:27 Topic: Dipole antennas. (From episode 13)
Half-wave dipole antennas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipole_antenna Some statistics say that 19 out of 20 new hams never get on the air. Is it because they don’t have an antenna? A half-wave dipole is inexpensive, easy to build, and quite effective. The formula for calculating the length of a dipole is:
Length (feet) = 468 / frequency (MHz) or,
Length (meters) = 143 / frequency (Mhz)
Here are a few references to help get you started:
You may wish to try a G5RV antenna, which can be used on many bands. http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/qsl-g5rv-2.htm
40:30 Song: “Heaven” by Los Lonely Boys from the album “Live At Blue Cat Blues – Dallas Texas”
44:24 Topic: Dipole antennas, part 2. (From episode 14)
Richard continues his discussion of dipole antennas, and introduces fan dipoles, long/random wires, and loop antennas.
1:17:44 Song: “Misunderstood” by Carolyn Wonderland from the album “Miss Understood”
1:21:11 Topic: Stealth antennas (From episode 18)
Low profile, or stealth, antennas. Every situation is different, so think creatively. Remember, any antenna is better than no antenna.
1:49:57 Song: “Friday Night” by Los Lonely Boys from the album “Live At Blue Cat Blues – Dallas Texas”
1:53:07 Conclusion: Thanks for joining us for the Retrospective episode
1:54:16 Closing theme: “We Gotta Go” by David Henderson
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