Category: Beginners corner

Beginner’s Corner November 2019

Test Equipment for the New Ham, and other Hams, as well              I bought a new portable antenna.  I have family responsibilities, so it took me a while to take it out and try it.  It would not work.  What was wrong with this antenna?  I had seen videos of other amateur radio operators […]

Beginner’s Corner October 2019

A New Antenna for VHF and UHF Operation       I don’t think I have ever promoted a commercial product in this column before, so this is a first. Disclaimer: I am not making any money off of this. This is not a commercial advertisement, but just a way to make hams aware of a […]

Beginner’s Corner September 2019

Preparing for the Inevitable     In the years I have belonged to GARS, over eleven years now, we have had a few silent keys (SK), or ham radio operators who have passed away. Some of them have passed suddenly. Yes, we miss them, but we realize that we will all have to go sometime. […]

Beginner’s Corner August 2019

Some of my Favorite YouTubers   Last time we took a look at some webcasters. Now let’s take a look at some Youtubers who don’t have regular webcasts or those who make videos in addition to their regular webcasts. First on the list is Dave Casler, KE0OG. You can find him on YouTube by typing […]

Beginner’s Corner July 2019

Youtube Channels Revisited     It has been a while since we have covered all the amateur radio programs available on the internet, so I thought I might make a thorough review and update everyone on some new programs out there. Tuesdays at 8 pm means that it is time for the W5KUB “Amateur Radio […]