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NEW COMMUNICATIONS TRAILER

The Chilliwack Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce the arrival of the New Communications Trailer!  Its not equipped at this point but with the hard work of members and donations this will be a real cool unit!  Need counters, shelves, batteries, 6 mobile antenna, decaling, roof mount A/C, to mention a few things.

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May 29 2015 Counters have been donated and installed!  Looking Pretty Darn GOOD!

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UPDATE!!!   January 30 2016  Rubber flooring has been installed.  All antennas and hardware has been ordered.

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April 3 2016. Work party.  installed, antennas, some radios, generator, inverter, chairs, alarm system

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New Solar system, Awning and D-star Radios!!

May 1 2016

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May 25th 2016

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Decaling all done!  The reflective call sign is a nice touch!                    Oct. 13, 2016

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Longwire Antenna Balun for better HF Listening

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Often referred to as Long Wire Balun, this device is used to match the impedance of a long wire HF antenna to a 50 ohm input impedance of a receiver.

Such impedance matching usually results in a significant signal strength increase (up to 17 dB in some cases, and approximately 5 dB on average), compared to the long wire antenna connected directly to the antenna input of the receiver.

For $39.95 and some shipping you can match a Long Wire antenna to your HF radio. This makes for a great HF and SW listening post.

Check it out at http://winradio.com/home/lwa.htm