One of the most popular columns in QST Magazine is the “Hints and Kinks” section. It is popular because we are all able to better understand various technologies by learning from the experiences of others who have gained valuable knowledge (often by trial and error), about our Ham Radio hobby. This month we will discuss station safety, proper grounding, feed lines, and feed line impedance, and the proper application of certain feed lines for specific antenna configurations.
Good station safety and operating practices, and a well thought out station design, will greatly reduce the possibility of RF burns, stray RF in the shack, and most important of all, will eliminate radio interference to other nearby users of electronic equipment. Protecting our radio equipment by providing proper antenna lightning protection and most importantly our station grounding systems, will often prevent the expense for costly repairs.
Please join us for an enlightening look into a more efficient application of feed lines and antenna matching, which can result in increased effective radiated power from your antenna system and a much cleaner signal.
Moderator: Mike Quinn – KE4CE
Host: Sumner County Emergency Management Agency
Place: Sumner County Emergency Services Center
255 Airport Road
Gallatin, TN 37066
GUESTS AND NON-MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!
VE Testing will be offered and begins at 6:30. All Tests will be offered.