Amateur Radio stations consist of three basic elements, each of which has a direct impact on station performance. Whether the station consists of multiple high-end transceivers, amplifiers, tuners and computers in a climate controlled room or a humble monobander mounted under the dashboard of your car, their ultimate performance is governed by the ability to effectively radiate and receive RF. Even the most elaborate and sophisticated transceiver becomes an expensive paperweight if either of the other two basic elements of the station, feed line and antenna, is lacking. Choosing the best antenna system for a particular application can be a daunting task, especially for a person new to the hobby, but nothing provides more bang for the buck in station performance.
Jerry Aceto, K6LIE, has developed a presentation designed to remove some of the mystery surrounding this most basic piece of our radio arsenal and show how the right piece(s) of wire or aluminum can allow a humble station to run with the big-guns! Join us at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 4th for an overview of the fascinating topic of Antennas!
Bob Gilbert N5YYF