25 January 20

The Saturn 6 was a 6” – 2 meter mobile Halo antenna produced by Hi-Par Products Company of Fitchburg Massachusetts

  1. Yes
  2. No

Answer 1… Hi-Par Products Company also had a 3” – 2 meter halo as well. They also manufactured Quads, “Hill Toppers”, Yagis, and Long John Beams…

Below is the Saturn 6 Manual


11 January 20

Which actress that was on this is your life in 1961 ran phone patches during the Vietnam War, her call sign was W6NAZ 

  1. Donna Douglas
  2. Maxine Bare 
  3. Lenore Kingston Jensen 
  4.  Arlene Francis

Answer 3… (Stage name Lenore Kingston) Lenore Jensen…… Star Performer: AMARS had its celebrity in actress Lenore Jensen, who completed tens of thousands of patches at her Los Angeles station. NBC’s “This is Your Life” featured her in 1961….. complete with a QSO on the air (you might say) with a regular HF scheduled partner. “I can remember having my heart broken a thousand times and more as I listened . . .” she told author Paul Scipione. “War is a terrible thing but we did our best.” In a web page he devoted to Jensen, ham radio historian Cliff Cheng Ph.D. (AC6C) wrote: “She was one of amateur radio’s most prominent operators; possibly the hobby’s most famous YL [woman operator] in its history. In 1939 she co-founded the YL Radio League. During WWII she founded a radio course for women through the American Women’s Voluntary Services and taught CW [Morse code] to the U.S. Navy. In the 1950s she ran phone patches for U.S. Air Force personnel stations at remote bases such as Antarctica and Greenland

3 December 19

The DB-23 was

A: an audio amplifier
B: a dual boom headset
C: an RF preselector
D: a computer data cable connector
Answer is C…Boosts the gain and signal-to-noise ratio of Amateur receivers. 

The Electro-Voice RME DB23 (RME stands for Radio Mfg. Engineers)is a low noise, radio-frequency preselector amplifier which can substantially improve receiver performance in the following amateur bands: 3.5-4, 7-7.3, 14-14.5, 21-21.5 and 26-30 MHz. It utilizes three tubes (3 x 6J6). It operates from 117 VAC 50-60 Hz.
This is a receive-only device. 

Click on the Spec sheet below for a full view

4 December 19

Radio show host Arthur William Bell III was an Amature Radio Operator, American broadcaster, author and conspiracy theorist. What was his US callsign?

Answer is D… He was the founder and the original host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM, which is syndicated on hundreds of radio stations in the United States and Canada.

More about Arthur William Bell III at… Wikipedia, NPR including show recordings

1 December 19

Which HamFest has a seminar called The Contest University

  1. Orlando
  2. Dayton
  3. Huntsville
  4. Fort Worth

Answer 2… Dayton; Contest University is separate from the Dayton HamFest, Contest University is a full day seminar on the ins outs and tricks of contesting and much more. This is a separate charge and location from Dayton Ham Nation..

Contest University

30 November 19

To get around HOA restrictions for VHF communications which would be the most creative

  1. A Flagpole
  2. Spray on Antenna
  3. Dipole
  4. Satellite TV Dish 

Answer 4… Turn a satellite dish tv dish into a slot antenna. This is a narrow rectangular opening in a large conductive surface, such as a TV satellite dish. Slot antennas are familiar in the commercial radio world, but not to hams. They’re common in TV broadcasting, the skin of aircraft and in radar, microwave and cell phone applications. This disguised TV dish slot is equal to a J-pole. 

Below is a PDF by “W6NBC John Portune”


26 November 19

What direction does the Evaporation Duct refract RF signals

  1. Horizontal following the curvature of the earth
  2. Horizontal
  3. Horizontal up and down following the curvature of the earth 
  4. Horizontal parallel to the earth’s curvature

Answer is “3”… The drop in the refractive index of the atmosphere within the first few meters above the surface of the sea causes incident radio waves to be refracted towards the earth more than normal so that their radius of curvature becomes less than or equal to that of the earth’s surface. The sudden change in the atmosphere’s refractivity at the top of the duct causes the radio waves to refract back into the duct, and when it comes in contact with the surface of the sea, it gets reflected upwards again.

For more view the documents below….