This video has some great tips for how to get started on the air and how to get over what hams call “Mic Fright.” This can even happen to older hams who’ ve been away from the hobby for awhile.
Fox Hunt! (Radio Direction Finding) – Ham Radio Q&A:
You can find other “How To” videos by going to YouTube.com and searching for “Ham Radio Foxhunting” or similar terms.
If you’re not already familiar with it, the bible of Fox Hunting is this book by Joe Moell K0OV. Although written back in 1987, it still contains plenty of information and tips that remain relevant today: https://www.amazon.com/Transmitter-Hunting-Direction-Finding-Simplified/dp/0830627014
From the ARRL Virginia section news: http://www.arrlva.com/
This new site will offer a one stop shop for all current and important Virginia ham radio news. Sections for ARRL HQ news, VA club news, Contest news, DX news, ARES news, as well as other sections like builder tips, etc.
There will be opportunities for posting up-to-the-minute events and news for all sections. Being an interactive site will give these opportunities to everyone.
This site is being created by and for hams and will be moderated by the same hams.
Thanks again to Roger Steyaert K7RXV who found these excellent articles about baluns and got permission from Roy W. Lewallen W7EL to share them on this site. Understanding the basic information in these articles will help you understand some of the technical presentations we’ve got coming up in future club meetings. If you have any issues with these links, just google the article titles and you’ll find them.
This PDF is a very good explanation of SWR. Club member Roger Steyaert K7RXV got permission from its author, John Fielding ZS5JF, to put a link to it on our web page.
If you have issues accessing this document, ZS6WR is the club call for an amateur radio club in South Africa. You can use a Google search for ZS6WR and then on the right side of the home page click on antennas and you go to a list of antenna articles including this one.
From this right club website’s sidebar there are also links to lots of other educational resources you might find interesting: http://www.zs6wr.co.za/live/.
Remember that some of the terms used appear at first glance to be incorrect. You have to translate things into British English then everything is correct. Remember that South Africa was a Britsh Colony for many years.