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.
On Monday, December 3, 2018, the 50 kg ESA Education Office satellite ESEO was launched by Space-X on the Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express mission. Following the launch from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, ESEO separated from the launch vehicle and automatically activated the periodic transmission of its telemetry beacon. However, […] Read more
IC-9700 Manual Basic Manual http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/manual/pdf/IC-9700_ENG_Basic_0.pdf Advanced Manual: http://www.icom.co.jp/world/support/download/manual/pdf/IC-9700_AdvancedManual_ENG_0.pdf Read more
“SDRuno, the “house brand” software for the SDRplay family of “radio spectrum processors” has been updated with scanning capability. This review explores and demonstrates that capability, including an idea for scanning the bands for activity by looking for FT8 activity. It’s a nice update. My RSP1A and SDRuno are a permanent part of my station.” Read more
GEOMAGNETIC STORM WARNING: NOAA forecasters say there is a 75% chance of geomagnetic storms on March 23rd when a coronal mass ejection (CME) is expected to sideswipe Earth’s magnetic field. Storm levels could reach category G2, which is moderately strong. During G2-class storms, auroras may be seen in northern-tier US states as far south as New York and Idaho. […] Read more
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“Dear Fellow Ham, Just a quick note to let you know about a very fun, short (4 hour) contest happening this weekend. It is the North American SSB Sprint contest, which takes place this Saturday evening, March 23rd, 2019 (UTC: March 24, 0000Z – 0359Z) Door Prizes! One unique feature of the NA SSB Sprint is the door prizes! Anyone with a […] Read more
Ohio ARES members stared down “Snowmageddon” 2019, the mid-January blizzard that blanketed the lower Great Lakes region. Based on ominous forecasts and discussion with Assistant SECs across the state, Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, and the Ohio Watch Office, SEC Stan Broadway, N8BHL, asked ARES operators to provide observations and reports to assist decision makers at […] Read more
A look at the types of equipment that new hams need to get started on their amateur radio journey, and the importance of doing your research. Read more
“We are pleased to announce the availability of V1.0a of the Spectrum Analyser software developed by Steve Andrew specifically for the RSP line of products. This is a very-much upgraded version of the original alpha release and includes many new features as well as removing the limitations imposed on the previous version. New features include […] Read more
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) represented the interests of the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services in Geneva at last month’s second Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in advance of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) this fall. The February 18 – 28 gathering was aimed at reviewing and revising a 780-page Draft CPM Report containing initial WRC-19 […] Read more
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