This page contains links to articles by YCCC members on technical or operating topics that may be of interest to the amateur radio community.

  • Terrain Analysis: Some YCCC Case Studies

    by Dean Straw, N6BV A Presentation at the New England Division YCCC Meeting on Saturday, August 14, 2004.

  • K2KQ Double-L Antenna For 80/160

    by Don Toman, K2KQ A popular misconception about vertical antennas for the low bands is that they must have elaborate ground systems. Here’s a vertical antenna for 80 and 160, fed with a single feed line that is simple, effective, and requires no ground system. You won’t beat the 4-squares, but you will hold your……

  • Common-Mode Chokes

    by Chuck Counselman, W1HIS

  • Band Pass Stubs

    by Eric Scace K3NA This presentation covers the construction of stubs for harmonic rejection at the W1KM station.

  • What is VOACAP Trying to Tell Me?

    by Dean Straw, N6BV A Presentation to tThe Yankee Clipper Contest Club in Milford, CT on February 1, 2003.

  • Why We Stack ‘Em! Covering All the Angles

    by Dean Straw, N6BV This was first presented at the YCCC Meeting in Milford, CT, February 1, 2003.

  • Improving the AL-1200 Relay Speed

    Tony Brock-Fisher, K1KP The basic problem is that the AL-1200 relay is a bit slow. I have developed a circuit that can be built and installed in the external keying line to the AL-1200 which will significantly increase the speed of the stock relay. No modifications are required to the AL-1200. The cricuit works by……

  • Two-Wire Beverage

    by Jeff Parker, KA1GJ I recently erected a simple two-wire Beverage antenna and, during a recent on-the-air meeting, was asked to write it up for the Scuttlebutt. The design of this antenna is published in the two excellent books listed below as references 1 and 2. The two-wire Beverage is fed from one end but……

  • The FVR Spitfire Array

    (A “poor man’s 4-square” for Top Band) by John Kaufmann W1FV and Fred Hopengarten K1VR