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1/2in Type M Copper Tubing Slim Jim VHF/UHF Antenna

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Message from ARRL, South Carolina, Public Information Coordinator

South Carolina Amateur Radio Volunteers Assist with Emergency Communication 09/16/2018

 

Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers from several South Carolina counties are pitching in to help support emergency communication, as the state deals with the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. The storm, now a tropical depression, continues to generate heavy rainfall in the Carolinas.

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International Space Station. Details

You know you want to try and contact someone on the International Space Station, just one time.

Well this is how you do it.

Find out when the Space Station will orbit over South Carolina, to do that we go to this link and it will give us the dates and times.

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=South_Carolina&city=Columbia#.W6QZgWhKiUk

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1/2in Type M Copper Tubing Slim Jim VHF/UHF Antenna.

This antenna with the adjustable plate for tuning can be built from type M 1/2in copper tubing for around $13 and the coax pig tail would cost around $12. The antenna, not including the coax would cost approx $25.

In the picture above I used hose clamps to clamp the coax pig …

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