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ANTENNA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP (SIG)
Antenna Reference Materials
The following links to antenna reference materials were contributed by Jon K4WIT.
Per Jon, the links will download summaries of antenna types and radiation patterns. Consider them antenna 'cheat sheets' if you will. You may contact Jon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Antenna SIG is Currently Inactive
The Antenna SIG is presently inactive. We have let the following information here in case you would like to refer to it.
The antenna SIG net meets at 8:30pm each Thursday on the 145.47 repeater. We use the NFARL chat room to supplement net communications. The chat room is located at http://nfarl.dodropin.org/
The next face-to-face antenna SIG meeting will be on July 10. Location is to be determined.
The meeting will start at 9:00am.
Click below to view self study reading assignments for:
Click here to download a PDF file containing Jim K4DLI's slides from our March 6, 2010 meeting.
Have you always wanted to know HOW antennas work? Do you want to know why some antennas WORK WELL and others don’t? Do you want to know how to pick the BEST antenna for your needs? Do you want to EVALUATE the wire antennas you are now using? Would you like to DESIGN and BUILD your own antennas? If you answered YES to at least one or two of these, the Antenna SIG could be for you.
You don’t need an EE degree to participate. All you need is a keen interest, a desire to learn, a willingness to do some guided in-depth study and the ability to participate in weekly meetings.
The SIG will meet face-to-face once a month on Saturday mornings.
We will review the self-study topics from the previous month, answer questions and do numerous hands-on antenna experiments to help cement the leaning experience.
We will also conduct weekly nets to pose and answer questions about the self-study assignments. These nets will be held at 8:30 on Thursday evenings on the 145.47 repeater.
An all-star instructor team headed by Jim, K4DLI, and Roger, AA2HT, along with guest instructor Dave (Dr. Loop), W0MHS, will lead the sessions.
Participants will need access to the ARRL Antenna Book, 21st Edition first published in 2007. This will be the primary study reference for the SIG. Amazon carries this book at a very reasonable price.
The syllabus for the Antenna SIG can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/y93ctaq. Please review the syllabus to decide if this Antenna SIG is for you.
To inquire about the SIG send an e-mail to Wes Lamboley at email@example.com.
Wes, W3WL and Chuck, AE4CW