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For over 40 years WB5DYG (aka Ron) has enjoyed the wonders of radio. From the early beginnings in 1971 using radios filled with vacuum tubes to today's high tech microprocessor controlled pocket sized powerhouses, Arduino and Raspberry Pi processors, Software Defined Radio (SDR), operational modes from analog to digital, and satellites in the sky, radio continues to be a never ending adventure.

The radio hobby is filled with things old and new to enjoy, a spectrum full of things to listen to, and friends around the world to talk with. Amateur radio is also the original DIY and Maker activity for those who so desire, opening the door to a new level of wireless horizons using cutting edge technology. Communicating, or just listening, the radio hobby has something for everyone while also offering emergency communications capabilities second to none!

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WB5DYG recently relocated to a beautiful new 1.25 acre QTH in San Tan Valley, AZ with NO HOA! Real antennas have been seeded and are beginning to sprout.

The WB5DYG 10 meter MilliWatter beacon has also been relocated and is now operating on a full size vertical antenna. Look for it on it's coordinated frequency of 28.2128 MHz. The beacon's output is 10 milliwatts and it has previously been heard across the country with a much more compromised antenna than the new QTH. It consists of an oscillator can on 28.2128 followed by a low pass filter with keying provided by an Arduino Uno board.  Reception reports welcome!

This circuit is credited to WJ5O! Check out the Quick and Easy MilliWatt Beacon Rig.

MilliWatter Beacon

Loop Antenna

Antenna restrictions? Small urban lot or apartment? High noise floor? Check out the WB5DYG SHIELDED RECEIVE LOOP ANTENNAS! 

Download the PDF by clicking on the link below and build your own!

WB5DYG SHIELDED RECEIVE LOOP ANTENNA

(PDF Document - 162 KB)

AZTHunt


Check out T-Hunting Fun in the Phoenix Valley!

www.azthunt.com

  Titan Discone

Ham Radio Fun With a Cold War Discone!

On a fine fall day KE7MRO and WB5DYG visited the Titan Missile Museum south of Tucson, AZ and worked stations all over using a cold war era HF Discone antenna! Great fun was had along with a fantastic tour of the Titan II missile silo that has been preserved there for history.

MORE TITAN MISSILE INFO! CLICK HERE!

Check out WB5DYG's article "Discone DXpedition" in the February 2015 issue of QST on page 80!

Other WB5DYG Articles:
"The Teardrop QTH", July 2009 QST
Get Outta' Town, February 2007 Monitoring Times

The WB5DYG/R UHF repeater system covers a wide area of the Phoenix valley and is associated with valley wide AUXCOMM/EOC/CERT communications.

MORE REPEATER INFO HERE!

www.arrl.org

Learn even more about Amateur Radio, visit the American Radio Relay League

ARRL- The National Association for AMATEUR RADIO

 

Amateur Radio Station WB5DYG
San Tan Valley, AZ
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