So how many times have we wanted to get a rope over a tall tree? American amateurs have a great solution but unfortunately, I suspect, its not possible for us here in the UK. 🙁
The solution is in episode 263 of Ham Nation (21 mins into the show) and is entitled ‘Coax and how To Get it 200 Feet into the Air!’. Whilst Ham Nation is always worth watching I’ve also put the manufacturers video below too.
Any dog owners know if something like this is available in the UK?
There is a good introductory segment by Gordon West, WB6NOA to the dipole antenna, the benefits of a resonant vs non-resonant antenna and a discussion of other simple wire antenna’s near the start of the the latest Ham Nation episode. We have a link to all episodes under ‘H’ on our Links page but for convenience you can also find it here: http://twit.tv/show/ham-nation/162
Ham Nation is in its 162 weekly episode and since the very first episode they have covered a wealth of subjects core to amateur radio. Memorable episodes for me are Bob’s introduction to microphones, audio processing and the importance of good audio to working DX, coaxial dipoles, the station ground (RF vs DC) including ground loops plus some of the kits George has built on the show, but there are many more.