WD9BSA Test session

Brian KB9BVN, Steve N9UIB, Andrew N9AWM, Wayne AC9HP and many others participated with the WD9BSA Test session on Saturday August 8th. Had 7 people test and 5 people pass the test. 6 New hams Congratulations guys New Hams Mike Nelson – KD9EJO Darren Klem – KD9EJP Chris Jackson – KD9EDQ Matt Weidig – KD9EJR Alex Michael – KD9EJS The WD8BSA tests under the Laural group. Tests are free and we…

40 Meter inverted V dipole installation for KC9RBU

Steve KC9RBU recently moved from Terre Haute to the Indianapolis area on the south side. Brian KB9BVN offered to help setup Steve’s new antenna and recruited the help from two other Indiana elmers, Steve N9UIB and Andrew N9AWM. The Indiana Elmers helped launch the inverted V installed at about 50-60 feet in the backyard of KC9RBU. Welcome to central Indiana Steve and hope you enjoy your antenna! Building friendships and…

Danville Chuck

Assisting Chuck KD9DHT has been an ongoing project. Chuck started with a nice setup from N9IMU that included a TS50 and a vertical antenna. After the vertical was setup Chuck knew he wanted a better antenna so he consulted and went with the windom antenna.  88 feet on side and 44 on the other leg. After getting all the parts together and rope from Cal AB9D, Chuck was ready to…

Troop 306 Antenna continues

Steve N9UIB and Wayne AC9HP arrived at Troop 306 scout hut to secure the antenna cables we left and raise the antenna about another 20 feet. When we arrived we found that the weather had broken the feed line. We raised the antenna and secured the feed line to fix another day.  

WD9BSA Antenna raising

I would love to report that we successfully installed the windom antenna for the WD9BSA station but unfortunately the installed fell apart at about 2 pm.   We met at 11 and really got started close to 12 pm.  Noah was our ladder climber and was able to mount the balun up in a tree at about 30 feet. We had Steve N9UIB, Andrew N9AWM, Brian KB9BVN, Tom N9CXI, Wayne AC9HP,…

13 Colonies Event

The 13 Colonies event is a good way to test your stations ability to be heard on the East Coast. If you get all 13 stations you can get a “Clean Sweep” award. Chasing paper is not for every one but the the opportunity to work through some mild pile ups is a good experience for a new operator. The stations where all over the bands but if you are…