2018 Year in Review
For this final post of the year, I pulled the most clicked links from each issue and complied the top 10
as a “look back” on the world of Amateur Radio in 2018. Enjoy! –Cale K4HCK
A short guide on baluns
Unless precautions are taken to minimize it, all coax fed antennas will have significant current flowing on the outside of the coax shield while transmitting.
Surrey Amateur Radio Club (Issue 211)
Trouble Free HF Antenna For The Apartment Dwelling Ham
One enterprising local amateur has combined early established antenna fundamentals along with sound engineering to arrive at an elegant and highly successful solution.
VE7SL (Issue 206)
A new antenna using single atoms
We may be on the verge of so-called “atomic radio,” thanks to the development of a new type of antenna capable of receiving signals across a much wider range of frequencies (more than four octaves) that is highly resistant to electromagnetic interference.
Ars Technica (Issue 221)
Did the FCC just make Baofengs illegal? Short answer: No
What is illegal is selling radios without FCC certification or selling radios “outside of their designed use.”
KB6NU (Issue 220)