Archive for the 'Installations' Category

Installing Ground Rods the Easy Way

Installing Ground Rods the Easy Way

Ground Rods… so easy a pre-teen can do it. Presented is a method learned from other hams on how to install a ground rod with minimal or no hammering. Using a watering can, even children can sink an 8 foot ground rod into the ground. All it takes is water and time.

Assateague Lighthouse Repeater Antenna?

Assateague Lighthouse Repeater Antenna?

The Fish and Wildlife Service makes good use of the Assateague Lighthouse for their communication repeater needs.

Good Source of Crimp PL-259 for 0.4″ Coax Cables

Fab Corp offers a decent PL-259 connector, heatshrink and crimp tool for a decent price.

Old DX Engineering Radial Plates won’t fit 2 inch OD pipe

If you might be wondering if there is a difference between older and newer Radial Plate kits from DX Engineering there is… for the better, but there was a catch…

Installing a Vertical Antenna Base with no Concrete

Installing a Vertical Antenna Base with no Concrete

Here is a step by step approach for an amateur radio vertical antenna mount using only a hole, gravel and a piece of plumbing pipe. Included is a story about know-it-all relatives.