Calling All Hams!
Hamuniverse.com is constantly
on the lookout for Ham Radio articles, projects, tips and tricks,
etc related to Ham radio.
Of particular interest to most
Hams are ways to save money with antenna projects as most can easily
be completed at home using available tools, test
equipment, materials, etc that most Ham radio operators have on
hand or that can be located easily.
A great deal of fun and a fantastic learning experience
along with the satisfaction of knowing that you have "built it
yourself" are just some of the benefits of doing it yourself while
usually saving lots of money versus buying a commercially massed
Most antenna projects on
Hamuniverse.com have been built from good directions, plans,
pictures, drawings, etc and have a tried and proven success record
based on previous experiences of other Ham radio operator
experimentation that can be repeatable by others with very little
error involved. Most of the antenna projects you see on the site
were offered to share with other Hams by Hams just
We are open to any and all
antenna projects that are simple, inexpensive, in use at your QTH or
have been used by you and are good successes for their intended purpose.
Please feel free to submit
your Ham Radio antenna project to us for possible inclusion to the
ever expanding base of projects on Hamuniverse.com!
HF, VHF, UHF AND UP!
Keep in mind that the project
you submit must be within the capabilities of the greatest
percentage of all classes of Hams out there or within a
particular license class. Plans for a 20 boom, stacked, multi
element moonbounce Yagi array with 100dbd gain usually would not be
within my budget or yours! If you believe most hams would have an
interest in your project.......submit it.....if we feel that it
would be of interest to our viewers, we will contact you via
Please don't submit projects
that are a duplication of projects already on Hamuniverse.com unless
they are a known improvement over a version that is on the site
Modifications that enhance
performance, total construction cost, size, weight, etc are fine.
Getting another .05dbd more gain from your project by spending
another $50.00 in material and a couple of hundred hours extra
construction time would not be a good project for anyone in their
right mind.....in my humble opinion.
Just because you use stainless
steel hardware in your project and the other guys don't, with the
same type of antenna, would not really merit anyone looking at all
of your graphs, charts, tables, pictures, or the text of your
project just to learn that they should use a different type of
If your project is based on the work of
others.....say so.....give credit where credit is due! Don't forget
about Copyright laws! They apply to the internet also. You can not
copy someone's work and claim it's yours! This is where the Lawyers
will have a QSO with you in an eyeball contact in a QTH called
court and you won't leave with a QSL card!
Submitting Ham Hints and Tips
Now on the other
hand, you can submit just the type of thing we were talking about
above for the "Ham Hints" page unless it is already
Hams by their nature are
"thinkers". We are constantly trying to "think" of ways to do
something cheaper, better, more efficient, more performance, etc
using materials "on hand" or materials that can be used for a
totally different reason than it was intended. Remember the old
saying, "Give me a set of old rusty bedsprings and I'll load em up"!
Plastic milk bottles for insulators......
PVC pipe as supports,
These are the kind of things
we are looking for on our "Ham Hints" page.
If you have a better way of
calling CQ....let us know!
Got a great method of studying
that might help new Hams.....let us know!
If you have a
better way of doing anything better related to Ham radio in
your opinion, let us know!
Submit your "Ham Hints,
antenna projects, articles, do's and don'ts and any helpful advice
tips and tricks to us here at Hamuniverse.com! If we determine it is
helpful.....you will get the credit! Drop us a line...share your
"knowledge" with others!
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about publishing your article, project, etc
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