DX PHILOSOPHY 101
By Jack Brabury
Why do they call them
loop antennas if they are usually in the shape of a square? Does it just sound more hip than saying
I'm building a square antenna?
And isn't a straight random wire antenna really just a flattened loop?
And shouldn't an inverted L really be called a sideways L? I have yet to see one that was upside-down.
If you fold a dipole, will it get a crease?
And, isn't half a dipole better than none?
Wouldn't it be safer for beginners if they started with tripole antennas?
How can you ground something by connecting it to a water pipe? Wouldn't that be watering it?
Wouldn't you prefer the word
slinky to describe your XYL and not your antenna?
What would happen if I mounted my vertical antenna horizontally?
How big is the trombone section in a meter band?
How do DXers who live
Down Under use upper side band?
Shouldn't beverage antennas come in different flavors?
Why is it that the inverted ñ antenna only works in Spanish-speaking countries?
How do Q multipliers work? Do they convert the Q's to binary first and then do the math?
Just what does spoiled Q smell like?
Why can't I buy a 0 ohm resistor anywhere?
Can Orthodox Jews get ham licenses?
Why don't unbalanced antennas fall over and break?