The RAIN Report for 12-16-2017

This week we bring you a most unique approach to what would normally be an audio/video presentation. It has been said that a picture tells a thousand words. In this case, however, you'll have to use your imagination to 'picture' a truly amazing antenna farm. It belongs to world-class Midwest contester, Tim Duffy/K3LR. While you can't visualize what Tim's phenomenal multi multi contest station looks like, put your mind's eye to work and absorb how Tim's described his ten-acre midwestern antenna farm. We excerpted from Tim's 2017 Dayton Hamvention forum talk. [2017 15M] Now that you've heard about Tim's station, go see what you can see of K3LRs amazing antenna farm on YouTube! "It's really SPECTACULAR!" The RAIN Report is downloadable and streamed from therainreport.com, and is heard Saturdays at 9:00 PM CST on the 150,000 watt Lebanon, TN. blow torch, WTWW, on 5.085 kHz. Keep on hamming!

The RAIN Report for 12-09-2017

We go 'tropo' this time with a short excerpt from the 2017 Dayton Hamvention ATV forum, voiced by ham radio instructor and 2006 Ham of the Year Gordon West/WB6NOA. Many of you will recognize the name Gordon West from his well-known Radio School, and radio study materials sold for decades in Radio Shack. "Gordo" lives in SO. Cal. and loves the ever changing weather conditions that make long-range oceanic tropo possible. So just what is tropo anyway? Just ask Gordo! [2017 9M] While the winter doesn't lend itself to good tropo ducting in much of the United States, you now have something to explore come the warm weather months. The RAIN Report can be found on the web on www.therainreport.com; and heard Saturday evenings as part of the Amateur Radio block of programming on WTWW in Lebanon, TN. on the shortwave frequency of 5085 kHz. KEEP ON HAMMING!