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Combating HF Noise: what works?

Posted by Richard Newstead on 12th Sep 2018

First published in the SOTABEAMS Newsletter 1 September 2018. If you like this article, why not sign up to our newsletter? It comes out about monthly.Combating HF Noise: what works?Last year I bough … read more

Alex Loop Measurements

Posted by Richard Newstead on 12th Sep 2018

For a forthcoming article, Owen Duffy asked me to make some measurements on my Alex Loop. For reference, here they are:Date 12 September 2018.Operating conditions: Suburban garden, locator I … read more

Baluns Explained

Posted by Richard Newstead on 28th Aug 2018

First published in the SOTABEAMS Newsletter 30 March 2018. If you like this article, why not sign up to our newsletter? It comes out about monthly.Baluns explainedThe word balun is shorthand for a bal … read more

Radio Rallies (Hamfests); a few thoughts

Posted by Richard Newstead on 22nd Aug 2018

First published in the SOTABEAMS Newsletter 9 May 2018. If you like this article, why not sign up to our newsletter? It comes out about monthly.There is no doubt in my mind that here in the UK the peo … read more

Are antenna tuners always lossy?

Posted by Richard Newstead on 15th Aug 2018

First published in the SOTABEAMS Newsletter 26 July 2016. If you like this article, why not sign up to our newsletter? It comes out about monthly.A few thoughts on Antenna TunersWhen the subject … read more