4nec2 Antenna Modeling Software

Earlier this week K5HCT emailed me asking if I could model an antenna design he was thinking of building. I didn’t have an antenna modeling program and had never done any modeling so I referred him to W5AJ. However, K5HCT’s inquiry piqued my interest so I did a search for antenna modeling software.

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Globalsat ET-102 GPS Receiver

I recently purchased a Globalsat ET-102 GPS receiver board off of eBay. It was a good deal at $3 for the receiver and $3 for the antenna. With shipping it came out to $10.80. When the package arrived there were two boards and two antennas. Guess he was just trying to get rid of them because he later offered a board and antenna for $3 total so I bought another!

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Smart – Radio & Antenna Installation

Last week I finished up installing my FT-7800R dual band transceiver in my Smart. I installed the radio under the passenger seat held in place with “Industrial Strength” velcro. (Not K0BG approved!) Velcro sticks to the carpet in the Smart great! That location made for an easy route to the battery for power and to the antenna mounted on the rear spoiler.

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