Calling All Hams!
Hamuniverse.com is constantly
on the lookout for Ham Radio articles, projects,
tricks, etc related to Ham radio and 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 mass produced product.
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
Please feel free to
submit your Ham Radio antenna project or other related ham radio
projects 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 already.
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 submissions:
the other hand, you can submit just the type of thing we were
talking about above for the "Ham Hints" page unless it is
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"
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
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, does 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!
details about publishing your article, project, etc
n4ujw at hamuniverse.com
We read and
consider every email!