RF Podcast EP 38 Reflective Retrospective

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RF Podcast EP 38 Reflective Retrospective

Episode 38 Show Notes

retrospective

00:00 Theme:

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:
http://www.k7mem.150m.com/Electronic_Notebook/antennas/dipole.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20091021224152/http://geocities.com/n2uhc/dipole.html
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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About the Author

Richard KB5JBV has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He has held positions with the America Radio Relay League including but not limited to Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, ARES Emergency Coordinator for Kaufman County Texas, Volunteer Examiner and Technical Specialist in the North Texas section.

Richard has also served as RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite, Tx. and among numerous other duties Including club president for the HAM Association of Mesquite Texas.

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