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

RRRA Recognized for 50 Years of ARRL Affiliation

During the ARRL 2022 Second Board of Directors Meeting—July 15–16, 2022—Red River Radio Amateurs was congratulated and recognized for our`contributions to amateur radio on our 50th year of ARRL affliation.