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… Read More »
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… Read More »
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… Read More »
The FVR Spitfire Array
(A “poor man’s 4-square” for Top Band) by John Kaufmann W1FV and Fred Hopengarten K1VR