Technical Articles

Technical Articles

Horizontal Antennas–Why Higher is Better When it Comes to Mounting

Dipole and broadband antenna efficiency is a constant debate. Efficiency most commonly is watts in, watts out. It’s well known that to radiate well, horizontal antennas should be at least […]

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Cheap and Easy Ways to Improve Mobile Radio Receiver Performance

Question: What’s an easy and inexpensive way of improving my mobile radio receiver performance? Most mobile installations, for safety reasons, position the radio out of the way, under the dashboard, on […]

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Two Rules to Avoid Confusion About Coaxial Connectors

Rule 1: Coaxial connectors are not pipes. RF connector gender is determined by center pin, NOT by their threads. Coaxial cable connectors have specific designations and their gender is determined by […]

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How to Install Phillystran Cable Grip

Tim, W3YQ, and Tom, A8AZ, demonstrate the proper way to install Cable Grips on Phillystran Guy Line. Once you see how this done properly, it makes the task much easier to […]

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Tips and Tricks for Checking Your Ground Connections

Have you checked the ground connections on your station? Inside and outside as well. Make sure everything is still solidly connected. Double-check anything outside that a critter could chew, step […]