Directional antennas do have their strengths such as power over distance but sometimes you may need to use a good omnidirectional antenna to produce 360 degrees of coverage over a smaller area.
So this video is a different take on the traditional biquad antenna and I will show you how to make an omnidirectional biquad for 2.4 GHz.
Within the past few days the hard-working development team led by W1HKJ have announced the release of Fldigi v4.0.5 and V4.0.6. These releases of Fldigi are maintenance releases with a couple of bug fixes, performance improvements and several new features.. Full details are available in the ReadMe file available for download and below this announcement. As with all of the FL suite, Fldigi continues to support both […] Read more
International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) volunteers continue to document many of the same signals intruding on Amateur Radio bands — some of them audible in other parts of the world, according to the latest editions of the IARUMS Region 1 newsletter. IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Wolf Hadel, DK2OM, reported last month that his own […] Read more
“After 20 years of maintening 9A1P at the top spots of M/S today we are back at the begining. Severe windstorm destroyed almost all antennas. We had various crashes, robbery etc. in the past but we always recovered, this time with such a huge dammage its hard to think about recovering endless hours of work […] Read more
The ARRL will sponsor a 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Webinar on Monday, July 17, at 8 PM ET (0000 UTC on Tuesday, July 18). The approximately 90-minute session will address the role of Amateur Radio during the 2017 Hurricane Season. Anyone interested in hurricane preparedness and response is invited to take part in this online […] Read more
Space Weather is calming down a bit this week compared to last week. We have no big solar storms on the horizon, but we might get a chance for some active conditions due to some fast wind later in the week. Aurora photographers at high latitudes might get a show, but it will likely be […] Read more
For restricted spaces, 5-Bands: 20/17/15/12/10 Meters . . . Restricted space spoiling your operating fun? MFJ Cobweb puts your call back on the map! This five-band (20, 17, 15, 12, 10 Meters) half-wave Cobweb Antenna is perfect for restricted space or portable operation. Sky-gray fiberglass spreaders and nearly invisible wire elements (flat 9x9x1/2 feet square. […] Read more
“Generators” is the topic of the new (June 22) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn! Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wherever you like! Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve […] Read more
All, In commemoration of our 20th anniversary, the ARISS team is planning to transmit a set of 12 SSTV images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over that time. While still to be scheduled, we anticipate the SSTV operation to occur around the weekend of July 15. We are planning for at least a 2 day operation, but […] Read more