Tag: antenna

via the ARRL: Antenna Fire Puts SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Off the Air

An early October fire in the SAQ Alexanderson alternator long-wave antenna is under investigation by the Grimeton World Heritage Foundation, which owns and manages the station in Grimeton, Sweden. The fire, attributed to arcing, was quickly extinguished, and no injuries occurred. The Foundation said that determining the extent of damage and completing repairs could take […]

via HACKADAY: Pneumatic Launcher Gets Ham Antennas Hanging High

Amateur radio is an eclectic hobby, to say the least. RF propagation, electrical engineering, antenna theory – those are the basics for the Ham skillset. But pneumatics? Even that could come in handy for hanging up antennas, which is what this compressed-air cannon is designed to do. [KA8VIT]’s build will be familiar to any air […]

via HACKADAY: HF-Powered Drone Antenna

Amateur radio has a couple of sweet allocations in the VHF bands, but because the signals don’t reflect off the ionosphere like shortwave signals, the use is limited basically to line-of-sight. One workaround is to use a repeater with a tall antenna, but that requires a lot of infrastructure or a mountainside lair. What if […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #909

Week of July 30, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR909HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Dayton Hamvention will not be at Hara Arena in 2017 FCC seeks comments on waiver request from Expert Linears FCC issues notice of liability to two […]

via the ARRL: Future FAA Rules Could Affect Some Amateur Radio Antenna Support Structures

Yet-to-be-developed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules stemming from the recent passage in Congress of H.R. 636, the FAA Reauthorization Act, could pose additional marking requirements for a small number of Amateur Radio towers. The bill instructs the FAA to enact rules similar to state-level statutes now in place that are aimed at improving aircraft safety […]

Ham radio tower frustrates Maple Ridge neighbours (British Columbia)

For 10 years, residents of a Maple Ridge neighbourhood have been fighting to have an amateur radio tower taken down, but all they have been hearing from the government is radio silence. The tower’s next-door neighbours Al and Evelyn Shkuratomf say it’s an intrusive and dangerous eyesore. They also claim there are no engineering permits or papers […]

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