More Radial Configurations for Elevated Four-Square Arrays
Al Christman, K3LC
Expanding on his previous analysis (in “Radial Configurations for Elevated Four-Square Arrays” from the April 2022 issue), Al Christman, K3LC, analyzed three more radial configurations in this article. These layouts, which use only one or two radials for each vertical element, still provide over 5 dBi of peak forward gain and a front-to-back ratio of 15 to 20 dB. It’s worth reviewing the April 2022 article to determine one’s optimum radial configuration, based on the available property boundaries. Read QST
November/December On the Air
Setting up a Workbench
Steve McGrane, KM9G
Every ham needs a workbench, and the good news is, the best workbench for you is one that’s tailored to your interests and needs. Check out “Setting up a Workbench” by Steve McGrane, KM9G, for insight into how to plan and create your space. Read On the Air
Learn cutting-edge radio technology and breakthroughs from ham radio’s greatest minds. Read QEX
Get radiosport techniques and tips from today’s top contesters. Read NCJ
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On the Air Podcast
For many new operators, nets are one of the easiest and best ways to connect with other hams. These regularly scheduled on-air meetings are sometimes convened for a specific purpose, like passing formal traffic, but sometimes they’re purely social occasions. New ham Ginger Wilder, KI5TJE, discusses her first time serving as Net Control for her club’s net, how she prepared for the task, and some of the unexpected things she learned from running the net. Listen Now
Year of the Volunteers
ARRL has designated 2023 as Year of the Volunteers. All year, we’ll highlight the many ways in which hams can be involved with, and of service to, each other, our hobby, and ARRL. Thanks to the ARRL Section Managers (SMs) who attended orientation at ARRL HQ in September 2022, for representing ham radio volunteerism on the cover of the January 2023 issue of QST.
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