'Back again after another exciting week in the KKBG-FM
KHLO-AM news room. Never a dull moment around
here with more than enough oil spills, intrigue, and local
corruption to cast forth on the airwaves. ' Sort of makes
me glad to close shop and go back to the ole Swan
100-MX for some cw therapy. I just finished reading
an interesting series by Eric Nichols, KL7AJ, on
"Plasma Physics for the Radio Amateur, I-IV." This
series is pretty good stuff, fully understandable, and
easy to apply to one's current antenna situation. You
can find the series at hrrp://www.eham.com. My
antenna activities are doing well, with another vertical
antenna modification in the works. This time around the
Smith Chart, I'll be building a vertical dipole for the 20-
meter band. I'll use my old 33' MFJ fiberglass mast for
the project. 'Should be fun. Meanwhile, under the house
40-meter loop is doing well as a NVIS antenna. The
loop also does a pretty good job on 15 and 10 meters
when those bands are open. 'Hope your weekend has
been productive and enjoyable. It's back to the grind-
stone in14 hours, so I'd better drift on home, get in a
few hours of cw, and call it a day. Aloha from the Big
Island. KH6JRM (Russ).
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