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 …