Articles

This is an index of articles, organized by topic, that I have found useful. Hopefully some of you will learn as much as I did by reading these. Let me know if you have any additions to the list, or if any of the links don’t work.

Due to copyright restrictions, I am not able to store any of the the actual articles here. However, where I can, I will include links to where you can find them elsewhere online. Where this is not possible, I will include links to the ARRL archives, where you can obtain copies free of charge if you are an League member.

Feedlines/Antenna

    • My Feedline Tunes My Antenna
      Great info on how and why a tuned feedline does what it does.
      Byron Goodman, W1DX
      QST November 1991, pp. 33-35
    • The Whys of Transmission Lines – Part 1
      Introduction
      Part of QST’s Basics for Beginners Series. A great introduction on exactly how (and why) the RF gets from your radio to your antenna.

      George Grammer, W1DF
      QST January 1965, pp. 25-28
    • The Whys of Transmission Lines – Part 2
      Standing Wave Ratio and Line Losses.
      Part of QST’s Basics for Beginners Series. A great introduction on exactly how (and why) the RF gets from your radio to your antenna.

      George Grammer, W1DF
      QST February 1965, pp. 24-26
    • The Whys of Transmission Lines – Part 3
      Putting the Antenna and Line Together
      Part of QST’s Basics for Beginners Series. A great introduction on exactly how (and why) the RF gets from your radio to your antenna.

      George Grammer, W1DF
      QST March 1965, pp. 19-22
    • Another Look at Reflections
      Online copy of the original version, revision 1. New print editions are available from CQ Publishing.
      By Walter Maxwell, W2DU

Components and Parts

Portable Operating

    • END-FED HF Matchbox Antenna
      Easy and inexpensive end-fed antenna for portable HF operations
      EMERGENCY Amateur Radio Club Hawaii, WH6CZB

CW

    • Chuck Adams K7QO’s Code Course
      Excellent code course, and includes material on how best to learn, receiving, sending, choosing a key, etc. ANYONE can learn the code! (Even me…)
      By Chuck Adam, K7QO

Grounding