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... .....Tuesdays, there will be a weekly CERT net at 8 pm on the GNARC 2m repeater (W1NLK 2 Meter W1NLK 146.475 Mhz PL 100 +1Mhz Split Echolink Node N1EV-R #6138. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) units are active in most of the surrounding towns. Stamford, New Canaan, Wilton, Fairfield, Westport, and Weston have CERT teams. Region 1 also includes several other towns with CERT teams, but are likely too far away for this net......The net is back on this week. Paul, WB2JVB The purpose of the net is to facilitate communications testing between towns, give newer or inactive CERT hams a chance to get on the air in a stress free way, and encourage more ham activity in general! All hams are welcome to check-in as well. If you have any questions please reply to me DIRECTLY, off list, not using Reply all. Thank you Paul WB2JVB..........   10/24/2013     

 





Our sara meeting. Thursday, April 3.

This is going to be a two part meeting - March 6 and April 3.  Our topic for
the March meeting is going to be antennas built from window line.  Not "fed
by window line", but built so that the entire antenna is made out of 450 ohm window line.




 

         
          Photos 3.6.2014 SARA Program Fred, K1FC    Click On Image

3.6.2014 SARA Program Fred, K1FC
This is going to be a two part meeting - March 6 and April 3. Our topic for the March meeting is going to be antennas built from window line. Not "fed by window line", but built so that the entire antenna is made out of 450 ohm window line.

It turns out that window line can be used to build a variety of HF and VHF/UHF antennas - both horizontal and vertical - that have good performance characteristics, good flexibility and portability, and yet are inexpensive and easy to build (some of them don't even need soldering). Some of the antenna types that can be built with window line include dual-band horizontal dipoles, end-fed Zepps (vertical or horizontal), J-Poles and Slim Jims, and ground planes. The designs include matching stubs (made with sections of window line) so that the antennas can be operated without tuners (or at worst use the tuners built into most rigs). AND -- they're fed with 50 ohm coax for ease of operation.  MORE Below

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2m Ladder Line J Pole

This is a J-Pole style antenna using Ladder Line which is also known as twin lead. Here is a list of parts needed to do this as I did...60" - 61" of ladder line 450 Ohm
MFJ ladder line board with BNC connector
RG-58 cable (In the video I say RG-8 which you could use, but I used RG-58)
RG-58 cable with male BNC connectors on both ends BNC female - SMA male connector ( this may vary depending on what your HT radio uses and if you would like to use this antenna with you HT radio)

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