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Strength Rating System for Telescopic Fibreglass Masts

Posted by Richard Newstead on 3rd Oct 2018

People often ask me how mast X compares with mast Y in terms of strength and flexibility. It's hard to be objective but in an attempt to do so, I have developed a simple rating system.The SOTABEAMS Ma … read more

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