Resources

One more Q!


In our quest to allocate our Amateur Radio resources wisely, increase our contest scores, DX totals and achieve the highest QSO rates per dollar invested, we've created this resources page! This is just a small list of the most commonly used items by NEMARC folks with good results.

We aren't looking to create an exhaustive list, but if you are particularly pleased with a product or service quality and price point (and it is something that is commonly used by NEMARC members), please let us know to add it to the list!


Amplifiers

KPA1500 1,500 watt solid state amp (requires 220 VAC).

KPA500 500 watt small, solid state amp that will run fine on 110 VAC.



Antennnas

EFHW - 8010 Multiband Wire Antenna Neighborhood friendly, no tuner needed that works.

Hex Beam (K4KIO) Light, 25 lb. neighborhood friendly beam (paint spreaders brown). Can use inexpensive TV rotor and light mast.

Tennadyne Log Periodic Dipole Arrays Beams without traps to fail.

VHF / UHF Antennas from Directive Systems & Engineering



Antennna Analyzers

NanoVNA Small screen, but only $55 in 2020. (YouTube Review) (Absolute Beginner Guide)

RigExpert (YouTube Review)



Antenna Launchers

EZ Hang Easily reach really high branches with the EZ Hang.



Coax

DX Engineering - LMR 400 Assemblies

DX Engineering - RG 213 Assemblies

Shireen Quailty discount cable sold by the roll.



Connectors

Dipole Center Connector (Wireman)

Dipole Center Connector Solderless DELTA-C for Fan Dipoles (Alpha Delta)

PL 259s (Amphenol) for RG8 / LMR 400 (Wireman)

PL 259s (Plastic) for RG8 / LMR 400 (Wireman)



Control Cable

Light 4 Conductor CW4

Light 8 Conductor CW8

Heavy 8 Conductor CW8-HD

Sprinkler Cable. This 9 wire, solid, 18 gauge is quailty cable, more economical and delivered the day after ordering.



Dacron Rope

Dacron Rope



Insulators

Light, plastic, inexpensive insulators that work fine. (Wireman)

Ceramic insulators (Wireman)



Rotors

Yaesu G-450ADC Medium-Duty Rotator Suitable for light beams such as Hex beams.



Switch Box

RCS-10 8 Port Remote Switch Box Convenient and pays for itself in reduction of coax runs.



Towers

40 Foot Freestanding tower (68 Lbs), Mast, Hinged Base, Rotor Plate One example of a light, free standing 40 foot tower.



Vertical Ground Base Radial Plate

Vertical Ground Base Radial Plate



Wire

14 Gauge Stranded Black Antenna / Ground Radial Wire