Tag: antenna

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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