Holy Cow! Random Wire Calculations Made Easy!



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






NAQCC Holiday Greetings

The NAQCC wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May this be your most joyous holiday season ever, whether you celebrate Christmas or some other holiday at this time of year.

We are looking forward to your continuing participation in our club activities in the new year of 2009 and many years to come.

Without its members, the NAQCC would not be the great club that it is, and we appreciate very much having you as one of our valued members.

Thank you very much for your support of CW & QRP through the NAQCC.

To view a Christmas card go to http://www.123greetings.com/view/NF11219061003130

To view a Chanukah card go to http://www.123greetings.com/view/MS21219062046170

John K3WWP – NAQCC Vice President

on behalf of:

Tom WY3H – NAQCC President

and all other club officers and members.

NAQCC News Issue #067

From NAQCC VP John, K3WWP:
Issue #067 of our newsletter is now posted on the NAQCC web site.
In that newsletter you’ll find info about our April challenge which is an alphabet type challenge with the words being ‘Fools’ from Shakespeare’s works. It was suggested by Don VE3HUR.
In addition to more info about the challenge, you’ll also find the following in this edition:

2. The final results of our March sprint.
3. Latest award winners.
4. Latest general club news.

5. What our members have been doing – in the Member News section.
And that’s not all, so click on over to http://www.usatek.net/~yoel/newsletter_current.html right now and check it out.