The Antenna club has been working diligently on a bulb antenna for a QSO contest later this month. Although delayed largely due to COVID, the group was able to meet on Saturday, August 1st to begin assembly. During this stage, the team used schematics from other bulb antenna projects to design and build a basic antenna from PVC pipe, a metal plate, a coil, and wire. Although the bulb had not arrived, the team did some initial testing and resonance on 20m is promising.
If you would like to join in on the fun, the antenna group will be meeting again from 10:00 till noon Saturday, August 8 to finish tuning, testing with FT8, and get our bulb antenna ready for the Lightbulb QSO party.