Saturday, September 22 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Antennas That Work, and Why

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Antennas are our link to other amateur radio stations via the ether.  Getting our rig’s radio-frequency energy to a distant station via the ionosphere is a big part of the magic of ham radio.  Sadly, much of the magic is often separated from reality in the form of exaggerated performance claims that don’t pan out, along with rumors, eHam reviews, and our need for shiny new things.  There is plenty of anecdotal material from other hams who claim their antennas “WORK,” based on  WithOut Real Knowledge, per Alan Applegate, K0BG.  I will explain how and why certain antennas work better than others and what considerations are necessary for their successful installation.  This presentation could both save you a lot of money and greatly improve your enjoyment of HF radio!

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Bill Mader, K8TE

NM Section Manager, American Radio Relay League
Bill Mader, K8TE, was named New Mexico’s Section Manager in May 2018, effective July 1.  He’s a former section emergency coordinator, is a member of the Sandoval County ARES, and is the current president of the Albuquerque DX Association.  Licensed since 1960,  Bill has been... Read More →

Saturday September 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
Rio Grande