Liberty Net: July 30, 2016

Liberty-Net---glass-transomby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

IT’S LIGHTNING season. There are many methods of protecting your station from nearby strikes (nothing can protect it from a direct hit). One method used here at WB4AIO is this: I use open wire feedline. Where it enters my home, the two balanced-feedline wires pass through the wall by going through through two narrow plastic tubes just a little bit wider than the wires themselves.

Just about an inch or so outside the wall, each wire of the feedline is connected via a Powerpole quick-disconnect connector. When a storm is approaching, I just walk out to the back of the house, disconnect the feedline, and toss it ten or 15 feet away from the house. (This is also done when mowing the lawn, so the feedline is out of the way and out of danger.)

There’s no better way of keeping a lightning-induced spike on the antenna from entering my equipment than by having that antenna’s feedline a dozen feet from the house!

Another thing I do is keep a 2-Watt 22 Megohm high voltage resistor connected across the open wire feedline at all times. This absorbs practically no desired RF, but effectively prevents DC static charges from building up across the antenna’s feed system during precipitation or storms. Such DC buildup can sometimes cause loud popping sounds in your receiver called “precipitation static” — or even cause arcing when a passing storm front brings a large atmospheric voltage gradient along with it. With the resistor paralleling the feedline, any such charge is bled off before it can cause any problems.

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Here are a few selections from the topics brought out on this week’s net, along with my comments:

• The murders, rapes, and other crimes committed by non-White invaders being brought into Germany by traitorous politicians like Angela Merkel are getting so overwhelming that Germans are starting to call this 2016 season “Merkel’s Summer of Slaughter.” (21 minutes)

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Liberty Net: May 28, 2016

Liberty-Net---811A-tubesby Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

MANY READERS wonder just what kind of equipment they should use to start out in amateur radio and to participate in the Liberty Net. There are many different answers to that question, from vintage gear to the latest that technology has to offer. My personal preference is now — after experiencing several of them — to go with a Software Defined Radio (SDR).

The razor-sharp and infinitely-variable filters, ruler-flat frequency response, and clear, low-distortion capabilities of SDRs make them a whole order of magnitude better than conventional transceivers, in my opinion.

There are two major manufacturers of SDRs: Flex Radio and Anan. There are also numerous new start-up companies entering the field, like Italy’s Elad, so development and competition are in full swing. There are models that you can buy new for under $1,000, such as the Anan 10E, and I have seen used Flex SDR-1000s (an older model which I use) for under half that.

In the left-hand column of this site is a feed from the Flex Radio community forum, and in the right-hand column is a feed from the Anan discussion group. Jump in and read — there’s a whole new world of amateur radio out there, and it’s fun to learn!

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Here are a few of the subjects discussed on this week’s Liberty Net, along with my take on them:

• Chicago is quickly turning into another Detroit, like an African city in North America. There have been 500 confirmed homicides there so far this year, almost all perpetrated by Blacks. (59 minutes)

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Liberty Net: May 11, 2013

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by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

THE LIBERTY NET lost a good friend and participant with the recent death of Harrison Perl, K4GAR. Harrison, 92, was a pilot during World War 2 and was a regular on the net for two decades with his powerful signal from Sarasota, Florida. He was very active in national and local efforts to prevent the destruction of this nation for most of his adult life. Goodbye, courageous friend.

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Here are a few selected items from the Liberty Net discussions this week:

• The so-called “Internal Revenue Service” is nothing more than a terror group and a collection agency for the banks. It is totally illegal and always has been. It should be treated exactly the same way that the very worst terror killers, murderers, and Mafia hit men are treated. (35 minutes)

• What a spineless bunch of cowards run the Heritage Foundation! They fired one of their officials for writing a paper when he was in college saying that Mestizo immigrants have a lower average IQ than Whites — something that practically everyone, Mestizos included, knows is true. (58 minutes)

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Liberty Net: May 4, 2013

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by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

AS SUMMERTIME static starts to rear its ugly head, it becomes more and more important to run a high, efficient antenna — and an RF power amplifier at or near full legal power, when operating on 75 meters in general and checking into the Liberty Net in particular. Here are some links that can help you build a great antenna:;wap2

Don’t be fooled by ad copy: Homemade full-size wire antennas are nearly always far superior to commercial compromise types!

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Now here’s a brief summary of some of the ideas brought up on the Liberty Net this week:

• Beware the oligarchs’ (and Israel’s) attempt to get a war started in Syria. They really don’t care whether or not Syria has used chemical weapons (and why is that worse than lobbing depleted uranium warheads, like the Washington regime does?); and they don’t care if a revolutionary regime there will be far more fundamentalist and radical than the Assad government. All they care about is that Syria under Assad is strong, and they want a weak, faction-ridden Syria — a Syria that can’t keep out the Mossad and the CIA and the New York banking and media mega-corporations. (1 hour 2 minutes)

• There’s a new term for the states that have reached the ominous point at which there are more people dependent on government payments than are working — they’re called “death spiral” states. (1 hour 11 minutes)

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