Thank You for Making Our Hamfest a Success

Thank-you to ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, for traveling to Fargo to present his keynote speech during the ARRL Forum at the 2022 RRRA Hamfest and ARRL Dakota Division Convention.

And thank-you the sponsors, attendees, seminar speakers, vendors and volunteers whose presence and contributions helped to make this event a success.

See you next year!

Make a Two-Meter J-Pole Antenna from Lamp Cord

In this episode of ARRL’s monthly On The Air podcast: “Building an antenna doesn’t have to involve yards of aluminum tubing and long runs of coax. It can be as simple as soldering and snipping (carefully!) a length of lamp cord. Frequent On the Air and QST contributor Dino Papas, KL0S, provides insight into the construction and tuning of this J-pole antenna, which he built for On the Air from a design by John H. Unrath, K6JHU. Along the way he and host Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, uncover a bit of J-pole history and dig into why an antenna analyzer is a must-have if you decide to build this project.”1