HNY 2017 DE DL3SPS

Happy new YEAR!!! With lots of radios and crazy antennas. ON FIRE !! If you bend a sparkler to fit into the adapter, you may have just created a shiny 70cm antenna. Yes. It works. How SPARKLING, right?  

The Easy Dummy Load

Keep stuff simple. The Build: I have already seen a bunch of examples on how to build a dummy load with an abundance of same value 1/2 W resistors. Those examples to my eyes looked like a complete mess. Some of them being of gigantic measurements, some of them are even drowned in even vegetable …

UHF Ring Antenna – Easy as Pie, round as PI().

  A horizontally built vertically polarized antenna..   The halfwave ring antenna was first patented by J.M Boyer in 1963 in the US. Although it looks „very horizontal“ it has vertical polarization! The circumference of the radiating ring is Lambda/2 so the diameter of the ring can be calculated as Lambda/(2*PI). The ring is at …