—This is a quick video of a simple J Pole antenna build for 2 meters. The plans are readily available online from a number of sources. Try this site:

It’s easy to build and pretty effective.  Total cost was under $20.  


— Ever wonder what duplex, simplex, offset, and splint mean? Here is an article written by Bob K0NR and posted on Ham Radio about this very subject. Simplex, Duplex, Offset, and Split.

— Here is an article found on the Ham Radio School website.  I Got My License Now What. It was submitted by Stu Turner to the website on July 1, 2018. This is an excellent article for those who have just received their license and are wondering what to do next.

— Did you ever wonder what Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) is? Did you even know there was such a thing? This link will take you to what it is, and how it works. We are considering this to communicate with Northern Idaho during emergencies. Near vertical incidence skywave

—Here is a link to a very interesting article submitted by prospective club member, Avery Lincoln, about how ham radio is used in emergencies. Thank you to Avery for the contribution. Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications


—Below are the links to two interesting articles regarding the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA). This act affects all ham radio operators who live in subdivisions with HOAs and CC&Rs.

A CQ White Paper — Pros and Cons On the ARPA of 2017 (H.R. 555/S.1534)

Amateur Radio Parity Act: Setting the Record Straight