|00:00||Opening Theme||“Give It All Away”, by midliFeCrisis, from the album “Live from the Loft”|
|00:53||Introduction||This is a “best of” show, due to family and work obligations. We'll try to have new content next month.|
|02:59||Song||“Beast of Burden” by Altered Five from the album “Bluesified”.|
|07:27||Topic||Half-wave dipole antennas.
Some statistics say that 19 out of 20 new hams never get on the air. Is it because they don't have an antenna? A half-wave dipole is inexpensive, easy to build, and quite effective. The formula for calculating the length of a dipole is:
Length (feet) = 468 / frequency (MHz) or,
Length (meters) = 143 / frequency (Mhz)
Here are a few references to help get you started:
You may wish to try a G5RV antenna, which can be used on many bands.
|40:30||Song||“Heaven” by Los Lonely Boys from the album “Live At Blue Cat Blues – Dallas Texas”|
|44:24||Topic||Dipole antennas, part 2. (From episode 14)
Richard continues his discussion of dipole antennas, and introduces fan dipoles, long/random wires, and loop antennas.
|1:17:44||Song||“Misunderstood” by Carolyn Wonderland from the album “Miss Understood”|
|1:21:11||Topic||Stealth antennas (From episode 18)
Low profile, or stealth, antennas. Every situation is different, so think creatively. Remember, any antenna is better than no antenna.
|1:49:57||Song||“Friday Night” by Los Lonely Boys from the album “Live At Blue Cat Blues – Dallas Texas”|
|1:53:07||Conclusion||Email Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org
KB5JBV on D-Star via port C on the NE5R repeater.
Closing theme music is “We Gotta Go” by David Henderson at Podsafe Audio.