I "had" planned to do some experimental work on OCF antennas up on the hill, but we just got about 20cm of new snow, so that has put antenna experiments on ice (hi).
A new paradigm for building antennas!
"Modern Antennas" is the title of a new chapter I am currently writing for my web site.
I find it frustrating that my latest copy of the ARRL HANDBOOK and the ARRL ANTENNA BOOK both still show the same old antenna construction pictures that they were showing when I got my first license, 50 years ago.
My offer to QST Magazine to write an article on this topic was rejected with the following:
- They will not publish an article written by me because I work for an antenna company.
I understand the need for keeping advertising out of the article content, but I see no reason to bar anyone from contributing neutral content.
Alas, my only recourse is to publish my ideas here on my own web site.
I promise to keep it brand neutral as much as possible, and will show other sources of this material (in addition to our company) whenever possible.
Events I am attending this year:
- HAM RADIO 2013 in Friedrichshafen, Germany
- National Ham Fest in Nottinghamshire, England