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Cheap Stainless-Steel Radial Plates

Being a ver­ti­cal afi­ciona­do, I lust over man­u­fac­tur­ers radi­al plates pop­ping up. Too rich for my blood, how­ev­er, at $50 a pop. I read a recent QST Hints and Kinks col­umn where some­one decid­ed to use a stain­less drain insert and I my mind start­ed racing.

Went QRT after the ARRL CW DX Test…

I have been QRT since putting in a sin­­gle-band effort in the ARRL DX CW Con­test two week-ends ago. Had house guest (cute young lass, friend of ours, vis­it­ing from SF…not gonna com­plain), so I dis­man­tled my sta­tion to tran­form it into a more com­fort­able guest room. Just got my auto­tuner sent back from LDG repair so I get …

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Antenna Hallucinations

While this may be TMI, while lay­ing there on the couch dur­ing Christmas/​New Years recov­er­ing from umbil­i­cal her­nia repair, the Oxy­­con­tin-fueled fugue state pro­pelled copi­ous notes on the sub­ject of anten­nas. This would be my Kubla Khan, dare I be so pro­fane as to even utter this asso­ci­a­tion with the great Coleridge. Besides, my pre­scrip­tion to Per­coset ran …

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