Practical Solutions for an End-Fed 20-Meter Vertical
Toivo Mykkanen, W8TJM
“Practical Solutions for an End-Fed 20-Meter Vertical,” by Toivo Mykannen, W8TJM, shows how to use a J-pole matching method on an HF vertical that requires only one mounting point and no radials. Read QST
November/December On the Air
A Better Signal from Your Handheld
Ward Silver, NØAX
Though handhelds offer great portability, their range often isn’t great. Ward Silver, NØAX, offers several techniques and hints in “A Better Signal from Your Handheld,” starting with making sure your handheld’s antenna is vertically polarized. Read On the Air
NanoSSB RX – An Ultra-Low Cost SSB Multiband Receiver
Dr. George R. Steber, WB9LVI
“NanoSSB RX — An Ultra-Low Cost SSB Multiband Receiver,” by Dr. George R. Steber, WB9LVI, takes you through building a multiband SSB receiver that’s controlled by an Arduino Nano. The receiver itself is housed on a tiny integrated circuit available from Silicon Labs. Read QEX
Filters for Separating Same-Band Signals
Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C
The fun of big operations takes a downturn when interference crops up for stations that are trying to operate on the same band, with as little as 50 kHz between them. “Filters for Separating Same-Band Signals,” by Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C, takes you beyond the usual mitigation techniques with a discussion of ultra-sharp, low-loss filters that will help isolate operations occurring on the same band. Read NCJ
Eclectic Tech – Episode 46
Episode 46 of the Eclectic Tech podcast, which premiered on Thursday, November 4, features Ward Silver, NØAX, and a discussion about the famous Beverage antenna, which turns 100 this year. Listen Now
On the Air – Episode 23
The November edition of the On the Air podcast will debut Thursday, November 11, and will elaborate on the meanings and practical uses of common Amateur Radio “Q-codes.” Listen Nov 11
Webinar – Getting Started with AllStar
Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 3:30 pm ET
AllStar is an internet-based connection network for linking repeaters and nodes. It can be used by home operators or with large-area repeaters. Presented by Jason Johnston, KC5HWB, of Ham Radio 2.0, you’ll learn how to get started with AllStar and how you can begin using it yourself. Register Now
Monday Night Ham Radio
Monday, November 15, 2021 @ 6:15 pm ET
Join several YouTubers from the ham radio community for a special Monday Night Ham Radio featuring The ARRL Handbook. Often perceived as a resource for more advanced hams, the Handbook is an excellent reference for every ham’s bookshelf, including beginners. The evening includes a series of videos in a playlist that will carry viewers through the content of the entire Handbook. Bookmark the link and check out Monday Night Ham Radio on November 15.
New Products & Upcoming Promotions
2022 ARRL Calendar: Cats in Shacks
It’s no joke! This year’s 12-month wall calendar is a celebration of the feline friends who purr alongside — or on top of! — our rigs and amps. Makes a purrfect holiday gift! Order Now
Holiday Savings are on the Way
Mark your calendars, our Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday specials are coming soon. Members can gobble up great savings beginning Thursday, November 25. The ARRL Store will present limited-time special offers; be sure to check your inbox later this month.
Support ARRL on Giving Tuesday
ARRL is taking part in Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 30. On this globally recognized day of generosity, we invite our members to celebrate the season by giving back to the hobby you love. Your gift can be directed to the fund of your choice, and will help us reach our $20,000 Giving Tuesday fundraising goal. Learn more and make a donation on November 30.
National Convention Registration Open!
The 2022 ARRL National Convention will kick off on Thursday, February 10, with a series of day-long ARRL Training Tracks and a National Convention luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld. Registration is now open, and an early bird registration rate is in effect through December 15.
HamCation® will host the rest of the convention on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Get your ticket now.