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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Operating Amateur Radio HF SSB from my balcony. Post #894.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: Fascinating video from Tuomas Nyland (W2IU) showing how apartment dwellers can still work some great DX from a very limited space using simple equipment such as a classic Kenwood TS-130S, a MFJ Mobile Tuner (945-E), and a simple, homemade magnetic loop antenna.  A little imagination and stealth technology can can overcome many HOA/CC&R restrictions.

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Here's an interesting event that VHF/UHF enthusiasts may want to join, propagation permitting, of course:

The Hui Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club on Hawaii Island is sponsoring its third annual "Hawaiian Island Grid Madness" event on Sunday, 18 September 2016, from 1300 to 1700 Hawaii Time (2300 hrs, Saturday, 18 September 2016 to 0300 hrs Sunday, 19 September 2016). The event is designed for fun and to test your equipment, coverage and operating skills using simplex FM on 2 meters and 70 cm.  The idea is to contact as many stations as you can in as many Grid Squares as you can, using simplex only.  You can view/download the information packet at  For additional information, contact Stan (Event Manager) The ARRL Hawaii Section is encouraging all members and radio amateurs to participate.

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Thanks for joining us today!

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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