How to Build: Ham Radio 2 Meter Quarter Wave Antenna

 Is your Ham Radio HT rubber ducky letting you down? Do you want to transmit a stronger signal to the repeaters? If so, I'll show you how to build a two meter quarter wave ground plane antenna. It is simple, low cost and quick to build. Give it a try, build one. 

Grounding conductors

 Grounding ConductorsRF grounding: In the simplest view, radio frequency grounding provides a direct path to ground potential for electrical...

Tower Grounding

 Tower GroundingA typical lightning bolt may carry current of between 20,000 and 40,000 amps, half a billion to 500 billion joules of energy...

Building A Multi-Band HF Dipole Antenna

 Here I build a multi-band dipole antenna for HF use on 40-20-15-10-6 meters.  Some call this a fan dipole. 

Electrical Shock Protection

 It won’t shock you to realize that electrical safety is no joke in amateur radio. The 120 VAC that most home stations feed into a power sup...

RF Exposure

 Radio frequency exposure is usually not a significant hazard for most amateur radio stations. However, you should be familiar with the FCC ...

I Got My License, Now What?

Credit Bob KØNR


It seems that when people are studying for their ham radio Technician license exam, they understandably get very focused on learning the ma...

Credit Bob KØNR

Build A 2M Yagi for Emergencies (and Fun!)

  Build a usable Yagi style antenna for the 2 Meter (2M - 144MHz) amateur radio band.  The challenge part is that I wanted to use stuff I ha...

How to Solder Wires Together (Best tips and tricks)

 Learn How to Solder Correctly. In this video I show you the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques to properly solder, from what type of solder and flux you should use to how to splice the wires together for a strong soldered joint. I show you how to strip the wires,  add heat shrink, splice the wires, solder, and melt the heat shrink to make a perfect soldered connection! 

How does a J-pole antenna work

How does a J-pole antenna work?

How does a J-pole antenna work?

 Find out how a J-pole amateur radio antenna works! 

How To Build A Dipole Antenna

HF Propagation & Sunspots


HF Radio Propagation and Sunspots

- an overview of the basics of the effects that sunspots have on HF radio propagation and radio communicat...

Solar Flares and Disturbances


Solar Flares and Disturbances for Radio Propagation

An overview of the basics of solar flares and other disturbances including CMEs and how ...

How to Do It: Basic Soldering

 Basic soldering how to video check out this great video