Building a new antenna is a great way to start the new year. The folding J-pole antenna project by RRRA member KA0ZLG , and featured in the March 2005 issue of QST magazine, is a new twist on an old design. It is an excellent cold weather project for improving your Go-Kit or enhancing portable operations.
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One easy way to determine the best orientation for your antenna is to use an azimuth map; a world map which has been set so that all the directions on that map are real antenna directions from one central point.
These maps allow you to see the compass bearing from your QTH to other DXCC entities.
Free azimuth maps may be generated using these on-line services:
At 06:50 UTC November 23, 2017 @AMSAT Engineering officially commissioned AO-91 (RadFxSat/Fox-1B).— N0JY (@n0jy) November 23, 2017
N0JY turned over operation to N8MH and AMSAT Operations in a QSO on the AO-91 repeater during the pass over the Eastern U.S.
N8MH responded and declared AO-91 open for amateur use!