When it comes to building antennas, amateurs tend to think only in terms of aluminum tubing, copper pipe and stainless rod while overlooking other suitable materials. For example, did you know that copper and aluminum foil tape is especially useful for making loading coils and short continuously-helically-loaded verticals? John Portune/W6NBC will provide us with the basic principles for using self-adhesive metal foil tape for antenna building, along with practical examples. With our club's Homebrew Night coming up in April, John's talk comes just in time.
John is a regular speaker at ham radio events, and several of his articles have been published in QST, most recently in February 2021 when he provided information on how to build an "ugly" coax choke balun. Come out and join us for John’s presentation and learn about foil tape antennas on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM.
OARC members will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.
Non-members are always welcome. Please send a request to EXECUTIVE at OARC.NET and ask for an invitation.