February 2016 Club Meeting - "Radios, Antennas, Grounds and Chokes"

February 19, 2016

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

"Make a 2 meter j-pole antenna for $2"

Radios, Antennas, Grounds and Chokes

Handy tips on setting up and optimizing an HF station

Presented by George Cooley NG7A

Antenna and transceiver specs can be confusing. Ask any two hams how much gain your antenna needs and you might get 10 opinions on dBi, dBd, how many radials, not to mention a discussion on whether they should be buried or raised! George will offer tips on setting up a shack with the best bang for the buck for your budget and yard. A review of antenna basics, using chokes to reduce neighborhood noise, and how to avoid RF in the shack will be presented.