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Tech Net
returns tonight, Monday June 3.

A note from Don:
Smart Question

will be about the upcoming ARRL Field Day. Think about  the reason(s) for Field Day.
BTW, this is the 91st year for Field Day.

We've had a number of discussions on TechNet about proper station grounding techniques. There is an excellent white paper available from Polyphaser on the topic. The document includes the phrase, "All Rights Reserved" but the website makes it
available to either read, or download in .PDF

(If you download it, just be careful not to accidentally
republish it on any websites you might be maintaining.)

To view the PDF titled
White Paper: Ham Radio Station Protection



If you are using a phone or tablet and you can't get it to open or download, then you can navigate to it but its a little convoluted.
go to

To find the Ham Radio Station Protection article you have to scroll down to the bottom of the page. Under RESOURCES click White Papers. On the next page enter HAM in the SEARCH ENTRIES BOX (and this is where you might get lost, its not the "Search Box," but the "Search Entries" Box), then click the magnifying glass icon. The article is the only one that will appear. Of course, while you're looking around, there are lots of other White Papers of interest.

The name of the article is

White Paper: Ham Radio Station Protection


Our technical net (TechNet) is held on Monday evenings, EXCEPT for the fourth Monday of every month when it is preempted by our normal Club meeting. The net starts at 8:00pm Central on our 2 meter and 220 MHz repeaters and runs for about an hour. This net is less formal than our regular Sunday night net and everyone is welcome to join in and ask questions or add to the discussion. Our motto: "The ONLY dumb question is the one that isn't asked."

TechNet began in 2003 as a forum for hams to get answers to questions that are often best answered by someone who's "Been There -- Done That"; more commonly known to hams as an Elmer. TechNet has become a home to many Elmers so there are very few questions we aren't able to answer.

Over the years we've added the "Smart Person Question" to get your brain cells firing and, when there's time, a segment on projects where you can brag about your current accomplishment or find a shoulder to cry on if things aren't going quite so well.

CU Mondays!
Don - N9IZU

Pure ERP and EIRP Calculator From CSG Computer Support Group, Inc. and CSGNetwork.com

CELcalc (V1.2) offers several handy conversion programs including:

  • VSWR & Return Loss
  • Wavelength, Vertical and Horizontal antenna isolation,
  • Down-tilt,
  • Various conversions,
  • Free-space propagation,
  • BDA Budget
For More Technical Information...
Go to the Reference Page or
The WEB LINKS Pages Web Links Page One or Web Links Page Two
Tech Net