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Comet GP-15 Antenna 0

Comet GP-15 (6M, 2M, & 440 Band Antenna)

Average price is $170.00 to $200.00 The Comet GP-15 is a pretty cool antenna that really delivers. The GP-15 covers 6 meters, 2 meters, and the 440 band. It uses a very simple design...

Field Day 0

The Field Day Fiasco

(Author unknown) I remember being really excited for my first Field Day event. I had already gone to a few of the local Amateur Radio club meetings shortly after receiving my license, KF7OOL, and...

Rabbit Ears 0

The Rabbit Ears Website

Above is the logo of a website that I found while searching for a list of TV stations. In another article, I refer to this website as a source for some of the article’s...

QUAD Antenna 0

The Quad Antenna and The ModQuad

Here’s some thoughts on a “hardware-store special” 2-meter quad, and a modified quad for 2 or 10 meters. You can convert these to other frequencies simply by scaleing all dimensions according to wavelength. That...

Heathkit SB-200 0

Heathkit SB-200 Modifications

The SB-200 from Heathkit is a 1200W PEP input linear amplifier, which will develop an output of approximately 600W PEP when operated on a 120VAC line. It made its debut in 1965, and covered...

RF Choke Coil on Antennas 0

RF Choke Coil (Made Easy)

I have received many emails asking about my homebrew RF Choke coils under my antennas in the antenna photos. So it seems appropriate to do an article about these simple little wonders. I was...

Solarcon I-Max 2000 Base Cb Antenna 0

The Solarcon I-MAX 2000

This antenna is so unique, I thought it deserved talking about. So I decided to do an article to explain why the I-MAX 2000 is the perfect antenna for ham radio use on 17...