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Verify your coverage predictions by drive testing and logging with sound card for repeatable results.
Some practical experiences in ham radio during Solar Cycle 23.
As solar cycle 23 launches into huge SSN, some HF comms benefit and some suffer.
Saving time packing and money paying is an excellent tradeoff for 20 minutes of work.
A great deal on a Galaxy Saturn Turbo leads to interesting repair and tuneup for future HF experiments.
For cottages, you want a CB base antenna that won’t be stolen, and will stand up to adverse weather. Why not a mobile antenna!
SSB gives a nearly 10x power advantage over AM, and better channel sharing.
A radio shack can be built on the cheap with patience. Repair items with bad power supplies with wall-wart power adapter.
Free ways to get more CB radio range via single-sideband vs. AM.
A free 23 channel CB radio leads to hours of successful antenna experiments.
After rescuing old computers from the trash and repairing, finally a modern computer.