Holy Cow! Random Wire Calculations Made Easy!

 

TenTecR4030

Been hacking around lately looking for more fun antenna projects to do with my QRP rigs.

In the meantime, I’ve been having a blast with this old Ten-Tec R4030 which I recently picked up.

I’ts been quite awhile since I have been experimenting with QRP antennas or been in the mood to build stuff but lately I have been doing a bit both for some odd reason…

Anyway, to avoid boring you to death with my idiosyncrasies, I have been reading a lot about theory of UNUN’s, random wire lengths and other weird combos or for the nerdy ham in me.

In doing so,  IMHO I found a rather priceless article on random wire lengths.  One of the keywords on the page which lends itself to my idiosyncrasies is UNORTHODOX.  Perhaps you will get out of this article as much as I did. (Yup, I even compiled and ran the C Code on my Raspberry PI!)

The Article is titled Random Wire Antennas. 72 and Enjoy de KE2YK

 

 

 

 

 

Ham Radio Special Events – July 9-15

  • 07/09/2018 | 65th Anniversary of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

    Jul 9-Jul 13, 0000Z-2359Z, W9MRA, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Mid-State Repeater Association. 21.365 14.265 7.265; FT8. QSL. Mid-State Repeater Association, PO Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. msra.w9mra@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/midstaterepeater

  • 07/14/2018 | 300th Anniversary of the Founding of New Orleans

    Jul 14, 1400Z-2300Z, N3O, Metairie, LA. The Rare Ones of New Orleans. 21.074 14.074. QSL. Harry Rees, 2917 Clifford Dr., Metairie, LA 70002. https://therareonesofneworleans.loga.us

  • 07/14/2018 | 300th Anniversary of the Founding of New Orleans

    Jul 14-Jul 15, 1400Z-2000Z, various, Metairie, LA. The Rare Ones of New Orleans. 28.420 21.300 14.260 7.260. QSL. Please QSL, to station, contacted. Rare Ones members will be operating from their home stations. Certificate available for working 8 Rare Ones. therareonesofneworleans.loga.us

  • 07/14/2018 | Red River Bridge War Special Event

    Jul 14-Jul 22, 0000Z-2359Z, W5I, Sherman, TX. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.200 14.040 7.040. QSL. Grayson County ARC, PO Box 642, Sherman, TX 75091. Commemorating the Red River Bridge War, a dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over a new bridge that was built across the Red River in 1931. www.graysoncountyarc.com

  • 07/14/2018 | USS San Diego

    Jul 14-Jul 22, 0000Z-0000Z, W2NMY, Babylon, NY. Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club. 18.150 14.235 7.255 3.910; All bands, All modes. Certificate. Club Log or direct to GSBARC, P.O. Box 1356, West Babylon, NY 11704. We will be operating as W2NMY which is a historical Fire Island call sign used by the Navy and US Coast Guard . USS San Diego, ex-California, armored cruiser (No.6), mined, laid by U.156, sank 10 miles SE of Fire Island, New York on July 19th only 12 miles off Fire Island NY. July 19th 2018 marks 100 years since the day it was sunk. The reason is uncertain as many believe it was a Mine sent a drift from a U boat . Some people believe it was torpedoed by a U boat. We are running this as a memorial station for the six sailors that lost their lives that day. BLAINE, CLYDE CHESTER, Fireman, 1st class DAVIS, THOMAS EVERETT, Engineman, 2nd class HARRIS, PAUL JOHN, Seaman, 2nd class, drowned MUNSON, ANDREW, Machinist’s Mate, 2nd class, killed (BN – 18th.) ROCHET, JAMES FRANCES, Engineman, 2nd class, NNV THOMAS, FRAZIER ORAN, Machinist’s Mate, 2nd class We will be on all bands and modes. Many operators and logs will uploaded to club log each day. A downloadable certificate will be available once we have confirmed your successful QSO. We take pride in doing this very special event station. We have very experienced operators who be ready for you to get this once in a lifetime special event. We would love to hear you all give W2NMY a call. check out our website, Facebook or twitter. info@gsbarc.org or www.gsbarc.org

Ham Radio Special Events – Week of July 9th

Ham Radio Special Events

  • 07/09/2018 | 65th Anniversary of Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

    Jul 9-Jul 13, 0000Z-2359Z, W9MRA, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Mid-State Repeater Association. 21.365 14.265 7.265; FT8. QSL. Mid-State Repeater Association, PO Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495. msra.w9mra@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/midstaterepeater

  • 07/14/2018 | 300th Anniversary of the Founding of New Orleans

    Jul 14, 1400Z-2300Z, N3O, Metairie, LA. The Rare Ones of New Orleans. 21.074 14.074. QSL. Harry Rees, 2917 Clifford Dr., Metairie, LA 70002. https://therareonesofneworleans.loga.us

  • 07/14/2018 | 300th Anniversary of the Founding of New Orleans

    Jul 14-Jul 15, 1400Z-2000Z, various, Metairie, LA. The Rare Ones of New Orleans. 28.420 21.300 14.260 7.260. QSL. Please QSL, to station, contacted. Rare Ones members will be operating from their home stations. Certificate available for working 8 Rare Ones. therareonesofneworleans.loga.us

  • 07/14/2018 | Red River Bridge War Special Event

    Jul 14-Jul 22, 0000Z-2359Z, W5I, Sherman, TX. Grayson County Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.200 14.040 7.040. QSL. Grayson County ARC, PO Box 642, Sherman, TX 75091. Commemorating the Red River Bridge War, a dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over a new bridge that was built across the Red River in 1931. www.graysoncountyarc.com

  • 07/14/2018 | USS San Diego

    Jul 14-Jul 22, 0000Z-0000Z, W2NMY, Babylon, NY. Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club. 18.150 14.235 7.255 3.910; All bands, All modes. Certificate. Club Log or direct to GSBARC, P.O. Box 1356, West Babylon, NY 11704. We will be operating as W2NMY which is a historical Fire Island call sign used by the Navy and US Coast Guard . USS San Diego, ex-California, armored cruiser (No.6), mined, laid by U.156, sank 10 miles SE of Fire Island, New York on July 19th only 12 miles off Fire Island NY. July 19th 2018 marks 100 years since the day it was sunk. The reason is uncertain as many believe it was a Mine sent a drift from a U boat . Some people believe it was torpedoed by a U boat. We are running this as a memorial station for the six sailors that lost their lives that day. BLAINE, CLYDE CHESTER, Fireman, 1st class DAVIS, THOMAS EVERETT, Engineman, 2nd class HARRIS, PAUL JOHN, Seaman, 2nd class, drowned MUNSON, ANDREW, Machinist’s Mate, 2nd class, killed (BN – 18th.) ROCHET, JAMES FRANCES, Engineman, 2nd class, NNV THOMAS, FRAZIER ORAN, Machinist’s Mate, 2nd class We will be on all bands and modes. Many operators and logs will uploaded to club log each day. A downloadable certificate will be available once we have confirmed your successful QSO. We take pride in doing this very special event station. We have very experienced operators who be ready for you to get this once in a lifetime special event. We would love to hear you all give W2NMY a call. check out our website, Facebook or twitter. info@gsbarc.org or www.gsbarc.org

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