VE Testing in Hilton Head

The Sun City Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring an Amateur Radio license testing session on September 15, at 1:00 pm. The session will be held at the Bluffton Fire Department Emergency Operations Center, 260 Raider Drive, Bluffton. While the test session is open to all, appointments are suggested. Contact Dennis Hopkins, AC4DH, at 207-350-1350 or
AC4DH@arrl.net for additional information or to schedule your test.

ROCK HILL HAMFEST 2021

Date: 02 October 2021
Location: Newkirk Baptist Church, Museum Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Hours: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sponsor: York County Amateur Radio Society
VE Testing: TBD
Talk-In: 147.030 (-)
For more information contact John Gendron, NJ4Z, at P.O. Box 4141 CRS Rock Hill, SC 29732, (704) 649-2210, or NJ4Z@yahoo.com

C.A.R.E.S. Hamfest 2021

The Carolina Amateur Radio Emergency Services Club will hold their 2021 Hamfest on 23 October 2021 from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm at Southside Baptist Church, 204 W. O’Neal St. in Gaffney, SC 29340. The talk-in frequency is 145.150 no tone. For more information call (864) 487-0108.

Multi-band Dipole Dimensions

TWO-BAND DESIGNS

                                     TWO-BAND DESIGNS
Bands Radiator    Ladder Line      Lower Resonance     Upper Resonance
            Length (ft)  Length (ft)        Freq (MHz)  SWR    Freq (MHz)  SWR       
                                  VF = 0.9
75/40    144.83          89.50               3.87                1.8       7.25                1.6
30/17       54.75         36.17              10.12               1.8     18.12                1.3
20/17       77.67         76.17              14.13               1.7     18.11                1.6
20/15       51.00         50.67              14.17               1.1     21.27                1.2
20/12       68.00         46.67              14.15               1.7     24.92                1.5
17/12       28.58         46.67              18.11               1.6     24.95                1.5
17/10       33.33         62.50              18.08               1.8     28.42                1.8
15/10     102.00         70.50              21.25               1.0     28.32                1.3
10/6         16.50          33.42             28.40               1.4    50.10                 1.3


THREE-BAND DESIGNS
Bands     Radiator Ladder Line      First Res       Second Res.    Third Res.
                 Length           Length           Freq  SWR Freq   SWR      Freq SWR
                   (ft)             (ft, VF=0.9)      (MHz)             (MHz)            (MHz)
40/20/10   93.17              40.67              7.08   1.1         14.08   1.3      28.57   1.5
40/17/10   78.00              51.50              7.09   1.7         18.11   1.7      28.60   1.1
40/15/10   61.00              68.50              7.07   1.0         21.11   1.1      29.41   1.3
20/15/10   44.75              51.67            14.30   1.3         21.26   1.0      28.21   1.3
20/10/6     45.83              19.63            14.25   1.1         28.40   1.0      50.20   1.3
 

     

JTAlert Intro/Tutorial

JTAlert is a great program that works with WSJT-X with a ton of features for a small application. Automate your FT8 logging into your favorite electronic log from WSJT-X and help keep up with your DXCC, WAS, WAC, WAZ, and many others at a glance and get alerts when something you need us on.

FT8 Intro/Tutorial with WSJT-X

A Video from our Technical Coordinator on WSJT-X and the new and exciting mode of FT8!