Episode #17 - Alpha Antenna!
No matter if your operating QRP or QRO, having the right antenna for the job depends on what your target is.
In this episode, Steve Deines, N0TES, owner of Alpha Antenna talks about targeted antenna deployment, getting the best out of your antenna, and learning code in the dark!
TAKE AWAYS FROM THIS PODCAST:
When you are trying to learn the code, listen... don't focus too hard on trying to hear each individual character. Listen and try to hear the words.
Try and hear the music of the code.
You'll learn code faster if you first relax and then listen. Lean back, close your eyes and listen to how words flow.
Know what you want your antenna to do. Know what the purpose of your antenna system is, NVIS... DX... Know your target.
Read the manual! The manual is the key to your success, especially with new gear.
If you are using a portable antenna as your permanent base antenna, it's even more important to do regular maintenance on the system.
Your target, what you intend to use the antenna for, is what matters.
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