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DJ0IP / G5BMH / NJ0IP

 

Richard (Rick) Westerman

 

 

I've been an active ham for over 50 years, and . . .

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 I'm no longer young enough to know everything! 

 

. . . but I have lots of friends, and collectively we know quite a lot.

 

On my web site I will share with others what I have learned from my friends.

THE GOAL OF THIS SITE IS TO HELP OTHER HAMS

FIND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO EVERYDAY PROBLEMS.

 

WHICH TRANSCEIVER?  -  WHICH ANTENNA?  -  ETC.  

THIS IS NOT A TOP-TECHNOLOGY DISCUSSION SITE.

THIS IS A SITE OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS.

 

  • Which Radio should you buy?
    • We won't tell you which to buy, but we will tell you what

is important when you make your purchasing decision.

 

  • Simple Antennas that work.
    • that YOU can easily build yourself, at a low cost.
    • Heavy focus on using fiberglass masts for antenna supports

 

  • BALUNS BALUNS BALUNS
    • IMO, no other area of technology is so vastly misunderstood as Baluns (and RF Chokes). The web is full of all kinds of misleading and/or wrong information on this topic.  
    • I am still learning and sharing what I have learned.  A major part of my learning process is building and testing baluns in real antennas, NOT modeling or theorzing as most other "would be" experts seem to enjoy doing!

 

  • Antenna Matchboxes (Antenna Tuners) ?  
    • Why are there so many different types? Which ones are good?
    • Antenna Matchbox Shootout  (The rubber hits the road HERE!)
      • Updated 15-FEB-2013

 

 

 

RANDOM INFORMATION ABOUT DJ0IP

CONTESTING:

 

 Bavarian Contest Club  (since 1986)

Other Memberships:

DARC,  RSGB,  ARRL

AGCW      -  Nr. 462

TEN-TEN  -  Nr. 6588

FISTS      -  Nr. 15894

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 R E C O M M E N D E D    C O M P A N I E S

  

 

 

 IMPORTANT:  I DO  NOT  RECEIVE MONEY FOR THE ADS BELOW

 

I am showing these ads on my web site because the owners of each of these companies are friends of mine and I believe they each have GREAT PRODUCTS.

 

(BUT DO YOUR OWN DUE DILLIGENCE!)

 

 

 

Radios don't work without GOOD ANTENNAS:

 

Ham Radio's Oldest Company:

Over 100 Years Old

 

Germany's Source of Very Special Products:

My Favorite Radio Control Software: 

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The Best Rotor Control Interface:

 

In the UK:

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For Toroids, Insulators, and wire:

 

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