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CAKE Crumbs July 27, 2019

CAKE Crumbs     July 27, 2019 Greetings one and all  Having just returned from my annual family visits I am pleased to be back in the saddle (or is it Harness?) Delighted to have some new members with us

Can you copy 20 WPM?

Can you copy at 20 words per minute by hand? By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU About a month ago, this email from the ARRL was send to the CWOps mailing list: From: Fusaro, Norm W3IZ [mailto:w3iz@arrl.org] Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019

Learning about Batteries

Learning about Batteries By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU I often say that getting an amateur radio license is as much getting a license to learn as it is getting a license to operate on the amateur radio bands. Lately, I’ve been

Getting loaded (antenna-wise, anyway)

Getting loaded (antenna-wise, anyway) By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU A couple of years ago, I homebrewed a “Cobra” antenna (https://www.kb6nu.com/yet-another-new-antenna-the-cobra/). It’s a doublet antenna, meaning that it consists of two elements connected to a center insulator, where it connects to a

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