40M beams

ke6ber at pipeline.com ke6ber at pipeline.com
Sun May 12 03:08:16 EDT 1996

I am looking into the possiblity of getting a 2 element 40M beam later this
summer and am looking for some opinions.  HyGain, KLM, M2, F12, Cushcraft. 
The antenna will be mounted below a F12 C3S at about 75 feet.  Please reply
directly and I will summarize if there is interest. 
Al, KE6BER/1, KE6BER at usa.pipeline.com 

>From jfunk at adams.net (jim funk)  Sun May 12 03:55:57 1996
From: jfunk at adams.net (jim funk) (jim funk)
Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 21:55:57 -0500
Subject: dayton room
Message-ID: <9605120255.AA23931 at golden.adams.net>

Hi All,
        Doug KB9KVF has reservations at Dayton Econo-Lodge for Thurs and Fri 
nites and can't use them.  If interested, contact him at 217 224 5680; he'll 
hold until Tues before cancelling.
                                        73, Jim N9JF
Jim Funk - Amateur Radio N9JF - Rare Birds and Jersey Cows, Ltd.

>From qrotec at bright.net (QRO Technologies, Inc.)  Sun May 12 03:55:36 1996
From: qrotec at bright.net (QRO Technologies, Inc.) (QRO Technologies, Inc.)
Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 22:55:36 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: QRO Technologies Web Page
Message-ID: <199605120255.WAA05898 at brutus.bright.net>

QRO Technologies (HF Amplifiers) has a new webb page. Its address is:

Ray C. KB8VU

>From n4kw at citrus.infi.net (Pete Raymond)  Sun May 12 04:58:47 1996
From: n4kw at citrus.infi.net (Pete Raymond) (Pete Raymond)
Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 23:58:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 40M Yagi Freq Response
Message-ID: <199605120358.XAA15311 at mh004.infi.net>

I would like to thank all that responded to my question regarding the
resonant shift of a 40M Yagi, from ground level to the top of the tower.

The majority responded with, not knowing the amount of shift, however, the
best way to test it was to mount the antenna vertically along side the
tower.  I had heard of this technique but had never tried it myself.

Prior to raising the Yagi, the antenna resonated at 6.850mhz.  The antenna
was then raised vertically until the reflector was six feet above ground.
With the antenna in this configuration the resonance was measured at
7.050mhz.  It also measured a vswr of 1.3:1 at 7.0mhz and 2:1 at 7.170mhz. 

The CW portion of the band is what I was looking for, next step is to put it
up.  Thanks again for all the input.  73 Pete N4KW

n4kw at citrus.infi.net    

>From garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net (Gary Schwartz)  Sun May 12 04:53:15 1996
From: garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net (Gary Schwartz) (Gary Schwartz)
Date: Sat, 11 May 1996 22:53:15 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: WI Hams Please read !!
Message-ID: <Pine.3.02.9605112215.A4913-d100000 at solaria.sol.net>

I have posted this notice on a few of the other mailing lists that I, and
probably several others (!) subscribe to. Sorry it's a bit late, but I
wanted to get permission from Trey before posting.  THANKS TREY !

News Flash:  This was supposed to be voted on in the WI assembly on
Wednesday, May 8th.  Due to some partisan wrangling, the entire schedule
has been delayed a few days.  Inside sources tell me that this important
piece of legislation should be voted on on Monday, May 13th.  If you have
not yet called your state representative, PLEAE DO SO FIRST THING MONDAY

Thanks for the bandwidth.


From: Gary Schwartz  K9GS

Subject: Wisconsin State Antenna Bill SB 544

This is an update to an earlier posting.  Several groups of Wisconsin
Amateur Radio Operators have been involved in the passage of legislation
designed to ease local and county government restrictions that currently
make it very difficult for Wisconsin Amateurs to erect antennas. 

I am very happy to report that this legislation has passed a very
important milestone.  In March, this series of amendments passed the
Wisconsin State Senate! 

I would like to take this time to thank everyone that took the time to
call or write their State Senators and Representatives.  Your support was
the key towards moving this important legislation forward.  I would also
like to thank the original co-sponsors of this bill, State Senator
Grobschmidt and State Representative Brancel as well as the other Senators
and Representatives that have shown their support by signing on as
additional sponsors. 

The next step will be the passage in the State Assembly.  It is very
important that a vote be taken in the month of May, before the summer
recess.  As of today, this legislation is slated to be voted upon the week
of May 6th or 13th.  Due to the great amount of pending legislation, the
vote should most likely come the week of May 13th. 

I would like to take this opportunity to again ask that you contact you
State Representatives as soon as possible and ask them to vote in favor of
SB 544.  Either a telephone call and/or a letter are taken very seriously
and do have a substantial impact. 

If you do not know who your State Representative is, contact either your
local city/village/county clerk or call the toll-free Legislative Hot-Line
at 1-800-362-9472.  Either of these sources can supply you with the
correct address and/or phone number. 


If this important piece of legislation is successfully passed by the
Assembly, the next step will be the Governor's desk.  Arrangements are
currently being explored with the sponsors of this bill to ask that the
Governor sign this bill during National Ama teur Radio Week, June 16th -
23rd, pending a successful vote in the Assembly. 

Once again, I'd like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm
and ask that everyone please take the time to write or phone their
Assembly Representative right away. 

This is the paraphrased text of SB 544:

"SB 544 is modeled after current provisions which restrict local
governments from regulating certain satellite antennas.

Amendments would be made to Wisconsin State Statutes 59.97 (4d),
60.61 (3c) and 62.23 (7) to create 59.97 (4dm), 60.61 (3d) and 62.23 (7) (hf)
respectively.  The text of the amendment(s) follows:

AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNA FACILITIES. The (board/town board/ governing body of
a city) may not enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution on or after the
effective date of this subsection, or continue to enforce an ordinance or
resolution on or after the effective date of this subsection, that
involves the placement, screening or height of amateur radio antennas
unless the ordinance or resolution is reasonably crafted to address a
specific health or safety concern.  The (board/town board/governing body
of a city) may not enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution on or after
the effective date of this subsection, or continue to enforce an ordinance
or resolution on or after the effective date of this subsection, that
involves the placement, screening or height of amateur radio antennas if
the ordinance or resolution is based solely on aesthetic considerations."

Gary K9GS
packet:  K9GS @ WA9KEC.WI.USA.NOAM
e-mail: garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net
PacketCluster:  K9GS > NB9C

>From 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson)  Sun May 12 05:13:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Sat, 11 May 96 23:13 EST
Subject: Insult to Ham Radio
Message-ID: <54960512041345/0005543629DC2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

I sent the following email to lhj at nyc.mdp.com:



In the Ladies Home Journal, June, 1996, pg. 86, you state with regard to
cordless telephones: "There is little you can do about static, except to
report those who cause it - illegal airwave users, such as amateur radio
stations - to the FCC."  You've insulted Amateur Radio and your readers'
intelligence in one shot.

Amateur Radio is a federally licensed service that provides our society with
a cadre of individuals trained in wireless technology and in volunteer
emergency communications.  Licensees, who must pass rigorous examinations on
regulations, radio electronics and operating practice, use equipment that
meets strict federally mandated technical requirements.

It's important to place the blame for interference where it properly
belongs, on the substantial portion of consumer electronic products sold in
the U.S. that are designed with a cheap price rather than interference in
mind.  Cordless telephones and other consumer electronics products sold in
Europe and Japan must meet substantially stricter standards of
electromagnetic radiation and susceptibility.

"The Interference Handbook", an authoritative 1995 publication of the
Federal Communications Commission, is available to you and to consumers who
want to get their facts straight.


Barbara Leeson, KK6QM

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