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Change ARRL email forwarding address? KG6POV 3 days, 2 hours ago
How do I use the forwarding service?-

To opt in for

Login to your ARRL account
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QST Downloads W1VT 1 week, 3 days ago
Heath SB-200 need a standby pot K1FQY 2 weeks, 6 days ago
285 hits for the search "switch potentiometer 100k" on ebay.

Ebay is a great source for finding vintage parts.
Many of these parts are sold with a "buy it now" option as opposed to an auction listing.
FCC and Pecuniary Interest K2YV 3 weeks ago
Part 97.113 Prohibited Transmissions
Communications in which the station licensee or control operator has a pecuniary interest, including communications on behalf of an employer, with the following exceptions:

I believe the intent of the rule is to prohibit being paid for operating, not paying to operate.

The legality of Remote Ham Radio was addressed in a May 2013 QST Product Review. "As far as the FCC is concerned, these are simply ham stations with extremely long microphone cords, so to speak."

In January 2015 the DXCC rules were changed to explicitly recognize remote operating.
It had become a very contentious issue and members were demanding that something be done. The rules were a compromise and some hams weren't happy with the new rules.

It is my observation that that if you can operate during the week days, there is plenty of room to operate both CW and phone. Granted, there are contest weekends in which the bands fill up, but this was the case before remote stations.
Kite Antennas WB7AGN on 9/1/23
The author provides an 4NEC2 model that can be modified.
As well as a variety of antenna plots for a wide variety of non-standard antennas.

Typically, verticals work best if the tip is kept below 5/8 wavelength.
Otherwise the pattern breaks up, creating high angle lobes that typically aren't useful on bands higher than 14MHz.

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