December 29, 2013

Creative solution for portable radials!

By Keith, KN5G - Take a look this photo. If that doesn’t get your “HAM” creative juices flowing I’m not sure what will.  I was recently in the process of putting together a 4-band HF vertical antenna to be used as a portable antenna and ran across another ham’s write-up talking about using metal tape measures as temporary radials for an antenna they put up at a Field Day event.

Then, while talking to David, W5TWC about the tape measure radials, he recounted using a couple of tape measures to erect an inverted "V" antenna, so this got me to thinking, (not always a good thing), about what I could do with a few tape measures of various lengths.

December 26, 2013

What'd you get for Christmas?

Well, another Christmas has come and gone. But what was left in its wake? Here's a sampling of what some local hams got. Did you get something too?? Send me a photo (send it to w5cwt with the domain part being and I'll add it to the list!

NU5G got a leg up this year!

NU5G's Christmas Lamp

W5CWT got a new 2m mobile and is ordering a new HF vertical antenna!

W5CWT's new mobile