Web and You Tube References for Member Challenges


The Members' Challenge is a way to further member's interests and foster independent learning, that can be consolidated in other ways, and a challenge members to both engage in co-operative and in hands-on learning, tap into the knowledge and experience of other Hams, and develop their knowledge and skills. In a recent survey, KWARC members indicated they would appreciate some "After the Exam Training". Hopefully, these sources can also help in meeting member needs in this area.

KWARC will use the idea of flipped learning, in that these sources will provide the initial learnings, and the collective knowledge of the members engaged in the challenges will be utilized in some way that will cement and apply the understandings gained from these sources.

KWARC members, and site visitors who may not be engaged in the challenges, are welcome to use resources, which KWARC hopes provide as a screened compendium of good and accurate sources, all of which are freely available via search engines as well. KWARC is not responsible for the content of the these sources, nor will KWARC assume responsibility for any failures, negative effects, or failure of the users of these sources to prevent injury or harm to themselves or others.

These references are ones recommended by KWARC members for KWARC members. We thank the members for their involvement and ideas. Further suggestions for Web sites and You Tube videos may be sent: . Please include the full URL, a brief description of the content, and/or the rationale for inclusion.

Antenna Theory:

antenna-theory.com! Its name says it all.

A collection of links from an introduction to antennas up to antenna design, and more.

From the DX Zone Web site:

This page from the site on "Antenna Theory" covers a wide range of topics.

You Tube Video: Introduction to Antennas

A video from the 1980's, somewhat dated, but a solid introduction to basic antenna principles, antenna types and radiation patterns. Here's the link: "Introduction To Antennas

Antenna Building:

You Tube Search Results: Building a Multi-band Ham Antenna

Let the Googler beware: Here' a link that can keep you busy for quite a while. Not responsible for any of the videos quality. "Building A Multi-Band Ham Antenna"

The Log Periodic Antenna

This antenna curiosity is, as the article says, the subject of a lot of study. Here's the link: "Designing Log Periodic Antennas"

Multi-band dipoles

This video by WD0AKX, goes over the basics of this rather simple type of antenna. Here's the link: "Building a Multi-Band HF Dipole Antenna "


Moon Bounce:

Dongles, SDR and Digital Radio:


ARES and Emergency Response:

DF and Foxhunting:


Prediction Software:

Web Sources of More General Use:

Dave Casler, KE00G: "Ham Radio Answers"

Dave's Web site has a great quantity of information, but is recommended for its links to Dave's You Tube series of videos grouped under the heading of "Ask Dave!". This page provides a listing and links to of some of the more than 100 videos Dave has produced. A direct link to Dave's You Tube channel can be found by clicking HERE. Click on the "VIDEOS" link in the navigation bar to see the most up-to-date listings.

Pascal Villeuve, VA2PV:

Pascal maintains a bi-lingual Web site publishing reviews of current equipment ("VA2PV.com"), and manages a bi-lingual You Tube channel ("laboenligne.ca").