RF Podcast EP 34 The Adaptable G5RV
00:00 Theme music
Field Day has come and gone. Richard had a great time. Send us your stories!
Bob, K4BB, just discovered the podcasts and music, and enjoys them, though he’s not too sure about all of the music. Thanks, Bob. Remember, this is “infotainment”. 🙂
Thanks, too, to everyone following us on Twitter and other social networking sites.
Bob, WA4HRK, thought the last episode was one of the best.
The Techie Geek podcast gave us a mention. Thanks, Russ. Check out his podcast at http://TheTechieGeek.com (Out of Production)
Hacker Public Radio has also talked about us. (http://hackerpublicradio.org/)
05:57 Website: The web site has changed, and we’ve added an OGG feed.
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12:42 Song: “Sam Lay Shuffle” by Sam Lay And His Appaloosa All-Stars, from the album “Live on BealeStreet”.
One of the questions that came up at Field Day was about a fellow’s dipole antenna, a G5RV. What’s the best height and does it have to be a straight, flat dipole? How does the ground affect things? Most wire antennas are a compromise in one respect or another. What about NVIS (near-vertical incident skywave)?
29:31 Song: “Ever Be Here Again” by Kelly Joe Phelps, from the album “Lead Me On (15 Year Anniversary Edition)”
Thanks everyone for your mentions on blogs, sharing the podcasts, etc.Look for Resonant Frequency Live in the near future. If you’re interested in joining the show, via the chat room, or voice, please join us. Watch Twitter and the web sitesfor announcements.Send in your Field Day stories!
38:28 Closing theme
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