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.
TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa had a direct link from their hospital room to Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the North Pole on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, thanks to Santa’s helpers from the Bay Area Emergency Amateur Radio Service (BEARS) and the hospital’s Child Life team. Three-year-old Leah Torres wasn’t sure how to react to the […] Read more
Here is a brand new device for your digital radio pleasure. The Nano-Spot from Micro-Node.com features all 4 modes, Wifi and a “set it and forget it” style operation. Comes preassembled, preloaded and working in minutes. NANO-SPOT is a completely self-contained digital hotspot supporting DMR, Dstar, P25 and System Fusion communications. Fully assembled and tested […] Read more
Participants in CQ magazine’s Worked All Zones (WAZ) award program will soon be able to use the Logbook of the World (LoTW) system of ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, to apply for the WAZ award and its endorsements, both ARRL and CQ announced on December 14. Amateur Radio operators will be able to use LoTW logs to generate lists of confirmed […] Read more
The Sun’s face gets a lot more active this week with two coronal holes and two active regions rotating into Earth view. This means we get two more chances for some fast solar wind to cause us to reach solar storm conditions with some aurora while the Sun gives us a nice boost in the […] Read more
The ARRL Foundation has announced a new, annual scholarship that is funded through the generosity of the Ozaukee Radio Club in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The Ozaukee Radio Club, W9CQO, Scholarship, is intended to help support the post-secondary educational expenses of a current Amateur Radio licensee. Applicants must be US citizens, residents of Wisconsin, and under 26 years old, and […] Read more
QCX: a feature-packed, high performance, single-band 5W CW transceiver kit, with WSPR beacon and built-in alignment/test equipment. Available for 80, 60, 40, 30, 20 or 17m bands. It has rotary encoder synthesised tuning, VFO A/B/Split, Iambic keyer, CW decoder, and more… Features Easy to build, single-board design, 10 x 8cm, all controls are board-mounted Professional […] Read more
The FCC has proposed fining Acuity Brands Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, $25,000 for apparently marketing radio frequency devices that were not labeled in accordance with Commission Part 18 rules at the time. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) on November 21. Compliance with the particular rule at issue now is voluntary. “Specifically, Acuity marketed […] Read more
December is the month in which three notable events in radio history occurred — the first radio transmission heard across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901, the first broadcast of the human voice and music in 1906, and the first successful transatlantic Amateur Radio HF transmissions in 1921. Marconi’s 1901 Transatlantic Transmission On December 12, 1901, […] Read more
The massive and barely contained Thomas Fire in Southern California has consumed more than 230,500 acres, and the emergency has caused residents in fire-threatened areas to evacuate. Amateur Radio volunteers remain active supporting communication for American Red Cross shelters in Ventura County. More evacuations are likely, although the need for Amateur Radio assistance remains dynamic. […] Read more