hws1_ad.jpg (15591 bytes)HAM WORKSHOP
400 pages of practical tips, ideas & solutions!

~ Volumes 1, 2 & 3 ~

Volume 1 18 Chapters 115 Pages
Volume 2 22 Chapters 110 Pages
Volume 3 26 Chapters 175 Pages

All Volumes

66 Chapters

400 Pages

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hws1-t.jpg (1129 bytes)he Ham WorkShop Volume 1 is an 18-chapter publication by antenneX with a collection of chapters filled with a variety of “RADIO-STUFF” of value to almost everyone in amateur radio from Novice to Extra and those just beginning to take up this special hobby. This includes subjects, but not limited to: use of test equipment and clever, inexpensive ways to build some of your own, using PVC to build towers and other components, making your own pre-amp, ingenious way to make an economic transmitter keying system to help tune up that antenna, etc. In addition to the various and wide variety of “how-to” chapters, you will find a pile of useful “Tech Tips” and "Tech Thought" for quickie references of ways and means to do things in the workshop. It will help readers become even more familiar with the technical jargon and the fun side of this exciting and most rewarding hobby.

Brought to you by antenneX Online Magazine, this special collection in Volume 1 is written by the popular authors, August Hoecker, W8MIA and Richard Morrow, K5CNF. They both have a natural knack for designing clever, practical methods for solving problems using approaches that can be used by anyone from anywhere. You will enjoy their relaxed writing style as they fully explain these useful methods!

Here is a list of the contents - VOLUME 1

Chapter

Title

PART 1

BUILDING & USING TEST EQUIPMENT

1

Simple, Inexpensive Signal Generator

2

Multi-Frequency Oscillators

3

Packaged Oscillators

4

An Antenna Test Bed

5

Useful RF Accessories - The Dummy Load

6

Useful RF Accessories - The Field Strength Meter

7

Useful RF Accessories - Remote Signal Strength Detector

8

RF Noise Generator with Companion Noise Detector

PART 2

USING PVC FOR ANTENNA MAST & OTHER COMPONENTS

9

No-Holes Roof Mounts

10

LEGO BLOCK Antennas

11

Building Strong Lightweight PVC Towers

12

Building Strong Lightweight PVC Towers - Part 2

13

Stealth VHF

14

Short PVC Mast for Portable Use

15

Making Insulators for Wire Antennas

PART 3

MAKING OTHER USEFUL GADGETS

16

Build an Inexpensive VHF-UHF PreAmp

17

EZ Built Remote Transmitter Keying System

18

Making Insulators for Wire Antennas

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Ham WorkShop Volume 2 is also available with another 22 Chapters packed with a bunch more good ideas for your workshop and "How-To" Tips. While Richard Morrow, K5CNF has many more of his usual clever solutions and innovations, this 2nd volume has several more authors with contributions from 5 different countries: Bruce Holland, VK2ZAD of Australia, Charles, SV0LM of Greece, Dan Richardson, K6MHE of California, USA, Peter Woodland, VK3KCG of Australia, Dr. Jef Vorborgt of Florida, USA (formally of Belgium), George Sharp, KC5MU of New Mexico, USA (retired submarine Captain) and Igor Grigorov, RK3ZK of Belgorod, Russia.

Here is a list of the contents - VOLUME 2

Chapter

Title

PART 1

MORE USEFUL TEST EQUIPMENT TO BUILD

19

A Useful WorkShop Helper

20

Build a Pi-L Antenna Tuner

21

A Simple Easy to Build RF Probe

22

A Cheap & Simple RF Current Detector

23

The HF Radio Frequency Ammeter

24

Two Versions of a Simple Field Strength Meter

25

A Stored Energy Antenna Line Launcher

PART 2

IMPROVING ANTENNA PERFORMANCE

26

Improving Through-Glass Windshield Antennas

27

Better Way to Install PL-259 Connectors on RG-8X Type Coax

28

Low Loss Current Mode Balun for 1.8 - 30MHz

29

Making Your Own BALUNs

30

Protecting Antennas From Ice & Corrosion

PART 3

MOBIL MOUNTS & SWITCHING

31

Monster Mobile & Portable Magnet Mounts - Part 1

32

Monster Mobile & Portable Magnet Mounts - Part 2

33

An Auxiliary Battery Switching Circuit for Mobile Operations

PART 4

ABOUT THOSE J-POLES

34

A Brief History of the J-Pole

35

More on J-Poles
36 A Stacked 3-Element J-Pole
37 Double Your Power: J-Pole Tips
PART 5 UNIQUE HOMEBREW ANTENNAS
38 A Rotary Dipole For 17 Meters
39 A Safety Multi-Band Mobile Antenna
40 The Hustler 5BTV Conversion to 160 Meters

hws03_ad.jpg (15704 bytes)Ham WorkShop Volume 3 is the newest available volume and continues the popular series with another 26 Chapters containing a nice mixture of how to make some important components, explanation of feedlines and ground systems, including tips on groundless antennas for high-rise operations. Yes, there is hope and examples for the apartment dweller!

For those who want to know more about lightning protection, this volume contains an excellent 3-part series of chapters in a special section all its own.

Numerous chapters are dedicated to explaining methods to enhance the performance of an antenna, such as loading, placement of feedlines, etc., followed by some examples of unique, perhaps even exotic antennas that may be of interest for your use. It will certainly be interesting to read and learn what ideas are emerging. Learn from the practical experiments of others!

This 3rd volume has plenty of drawings and pictures for clear guides in following and duplicating the subject projects.

15 fine authors contributed to Volume 3:
Click Here for an intro of those 15 authors

Here is a list of the contents - VOLUME 3

Chapter

Title

PART 1

Making Useful Components

41

An Inexpensive Paddle Project

42

Coil Winding with Copper Tape

43

Making Your Feedlines & Ground System

PART 2

ABOUT LIGHTNING PROTECTION

44

Dodging Thor's Hammer - Avoid Being a Lightning Rod

45

Dodging Thor's Hammer - Avoid Having a QSO with the Clouds

46

Dodging Thor's Hammer - Avoid Having a QSO with the Clouds - 2

PART 3

ANTENNA ENHANCEMENT DESIGNS & TIPS

47

Antenna Tree Support

48

Want to Go on 40 Meters?

49

Low Budget Antennas for Newcomers

50

Notes on Hatted Vertical Dipoles for 10 Meters

51

An Easily-to-Build Capacity Hat for Mobile Operations

52

An Easy-to-Construct TUNABLE Capacity Hat

53

Important Low Frequency Antenna Factors

54

The Most Important Part of an Antenna System

55

Loading of Short Antennas

56

Dealing with Directivity of the "Inverted" L Antenna

57

Measuring the Impedance of an AM Band Antenna-Ground System

58

Transmission Line Antennas & Formulas
59 Experiments with Short Verticals on 160 Meters
PART 4 SOME MORE UNIQUE ANTENNAS
60 The SPERRTOPF Antenna for the Two-Meter Band
61 The Eggbeater & More J-Poles
62 The ForkTenna
63 The Parasitic Multi-Band Antenna
64 H5ANX Mk4 Delta Loop Design
65 Apartment Dweller’s VHF/UHF Salvation?
66 The Ionic Liquid Antenna

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