Scenes from the November Advanced RTO

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Student’s excellent homemade Yagi.
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Class SOI on the whiteboard.
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Homebrew dual band Yagi.
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Students preparing to send a data burst via AndFLMsg over a Baofeng radio connected to their wire antenna.

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Longwire in the trees. Hard to spot even when near it.
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Resistor terminating the ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ ends of the antenna.
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Using a zip-tie for strain relief.
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Longwire antenna is completely invisible.
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Long Wire with resistor. Note resistor terminating antenna at the base.
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Vertical Half Rhombic antenna built by students.
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Feedpoint of the Half Rhombic.
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Resistor terminated Half Rhombic.
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Homebrew Yagi deployed. All it needs is krylon.
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OPFOR spotted in the area.
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Digital messages have been received from the team in the field to the TOC and saved as a Notepad file to keep a visible record of the Team’s last known status.

9 thoughts on “Scenes from the November Advanced RTO

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  2. I ordered one of those cables seconds after reading this article. I got the correct software on my android phone and whoop de doo…We have transmission. Now I have to convinvce the guys at the radio club to get some. Talk about pocket portable digital comms. So, so cool.

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