KX4O 1B-Battery VA Field Day 2015

The 20m AHVD and 40m small loop antennas during KX4O 1B VA field day.

Despite a weak battery and few contacts, our 1B-Battery effort verifies a 40m small-loop and packet-radio NTS messaging using quick deploy antennas.

SOTA HNY Activation

View of gear

KX4O/p Summits on the Air (SOTA) activation of Hawksbill Mountain (W4V/SH-001) on New Year’s Eve on 40, 20 and 10 meters.

Hatteras Ham Shack

Hatteras Ham Shack

I took the asymmetrical hatted vertical dipole to Hatteras beach to activate NA-067. I wasn’t very successful, but made a couple QSOs. Despite mixed results, the setting was spectacular. The vertical dipole worked.

Vertical Dipole at Lighthouse

Vertical Dipole at Lighthouse

The asymmetrical hatted vertical dipole (AHVD) provides a quick setup HF antenna at Hatteras lighthouse.

Build this Vertical Portable HF Antenna

Build this Vertical Portable HF Antenna

The Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole (AHVD) prototype is an easy to build, portable alternative to other freestanding vertical HF antennas such as the Buddipole.

Asy Hat Vertical Dipole

Three views showing a how a planed vertical need not always be the classic 1/4 wave monopole.

We re-introduce the theory and origins of Cebik’s (W4RNL) Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole (AHVD) antenna with the hope to facilitate a vertical polarization portable 20-10m aerial for portable operations.

Of Horses and Hams

Of Horses and Hams

One example of how amateur radio provides safety and service to the pubic providing otherwise impossible communications using the “Magic Band.”

Superbowl HDTV Antenna

Superbowl HDTV Antenna

Build the venerable Hoverman TV antenna and watch digital broadcast high definition HDTV television this weekend. This version of a HDTV antenna uses amateur radio antenna building techniques to make a lightweight structure.

Stony Man AT Golden Packet 2012

Stony Man AT Golden Packet 2012

Results from station 6 of the Appalachian Trail Golden Packet attempt from Stony Man mountain.

KX4O 1B VA Field Day 2012

KX4O 1B VA Field Day 2012

Even a 1B ARRL Field Day Station offers visitors a rare glimpse into Amateur Radio.