Alaska Antenna Adventures: Beer Cans and Moose!

My adventures in Alaska were a great introduction to “home brew” construction.  Antennas are a big “do it yourself” area.  You build it, you adjust it, you re-build it, you make it perfect, and in the next ice storm it comes down!!!  That was in 1948. I find myself going through the same cycle today, […]

Alaska 1948: Stove Cold!

That stirs up some memories — thinking of my adventures in Alaska in the late 1940’s.  My ham radio station was built in a Quonset hut which I lived in and shared with 3 other guys.  This is a sheet steel half tube some 16 ft across and 32 ft long resting on 4 ft […]

The Ups and Downs of Sunspot Cycles

The good news is that the 10 meter band is wide open.  The bad news is that I have low power (100 watts) on 10 meters and no antenna.  Wait! Wait!  The good news is that my vertical antenna for the 40 meter band loads up swell on 10 meters.  And you can go around […]