Thanks to everyone who has logged on to the Weather Nets for this busy sever weather season, your contributions have been much appreciated.
In order to maximize the effectiveness of the weather net, and ensure the most important information is communicated back to the National Weather Service, I'd like to remind everyone of the proper reporting criteria outlined below. Please refer to the Weather Page (on the menu above) or contact me for more information.
Also, I have made up several copies of the NWS SKYWARN Reference cards. If you'd like a copy, please let me know and I'll get one to you.
Thanks and 73,
Wayne Johnson, W5OFN, Senior SKYWARN Coordinator
I know there aren't too many of us, but if you're into a Mac and you want to use it for Ham Radio, here's my 2 cents...
There are a number of good programs out there written specifically for the Mac, but if you have your heart set on some of the excellent PC programs that have become very popular (WriteLog, Ham Radio Deluxe, N1MM Logger, DX Lab Suite etc.) then there's still hope for you!
As some of you may know, you can actually run Windows on your Mac using a Mac Utility called Bootcamp. I've known this for a while, but I finally got around to trying it out... and now I'm wondering what took me so long...
By Dan Romanchik, KB6NU
QRZ.Com currently has a very interesting item on fractal antennas (http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?t=277623). While the idea of applying fractals to the design and construction of antennas has been around for quite some time, very few hams have actually built them, and there are currently no companies building commercial fractal antennas for the ham radio market. The question, of course, is why?
Those that are hyping fractal antennasâ€”most notably W1YW, CEO of Fractal Antenna Systemsâ€”claim several advantages. These advantages purportedly include wider bandwidth and smaller size when compared to traditional antennas, such as verticals and dipoles. Those that are trying to debunk these claims contend that this is all just hogwash, and that there's no real scientific basis for these claims.