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KE0OG’s Lesson 6.5 Specialized Antennas for ARRL General Class Ham License

Here’s your video introduction to Section 6.5, Specialized Antennas, in the ARRL General Class License Manual for ham radio. Watch this 16 minute video prior to studying the section, and you’ll be prepared to understand terms such as NVIS, log-periodic antennas, multi-band antennas, and the ever-elusive Beverage antenna. I recommend watching this video at 720p, the highest resolution available, as I do some drawing and the lines are pretty thin. In the video I show a website that gives you near-real-time MUF propagation conditions for NVIS-type work. That website is www.spacew.com/www/fof2.html. Continue reading