Saturday, December 28, 2013

Static And Lightning Protection

  Is your Ham Radio equipment protected not only from lightning, but also from static electricity caused by lightning crashes. Yes the best protection from lightning is disconnecting your cable from your radio and place the connector in a glass jar. The problem is we don't always know when the lightning will happen.

  


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Handheld Transceivers Today

  I do not own one of the handheld transceivers as of yet, but I have been looking into them quite often. I have checked them out in the various catalogs I have such as, Universal Radio and AES Electronics. I have also been to the various manufacturer websites checking out specifications and any information I could  find. I have seen some that I am quite impressed with. I remember seeing a video online at one website where the Ham Radio Operator had it connected to a 2 meter quad beam antenna. For the small amount of wattage it did a pretty darn good job and got my attention.

 
Photo by Adambro. 

  Here is a link to Adambro s webpage http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Adambro .

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