RSGB Releases “Useful Practical Skills” Videos

Selection of videos covering topics from building a "Slim Jim" antenna to building a CAT control cable

Over the last week or so the RSGB have been releasing a series of videos showing and explaining simple practical tasks that can be undertaken by anyone whether new or old to the hobby.

Aimed at the newly licensed who have come into the hobby through the remote invigilation exam system and might not, due to COVID restrictions, have had the opportunity to consult with other radio hams the content will probably show something new even to old hands at the hobby

There are 6 videos in the series covering:

  1. A “Slim Jim” antenna constructed from 450Ω ladder line
  2. Constructing a simple Balun
  3. Soldering a PL-259 plug to coax feeder
  4. Tuning a centre fed half wave dipole antenna using a NanoVNA
  5. Building a simple audio Interface for digi modes
  6. Building a simple CAT (Computer Aided Transceiver) Interface

These are all relatively short and straight-forward videos that can be viewed individually or as a playlist, a link to the playlist and the individual videos is given below:

Links to the individual videos:

As you can see the series is about 1 hour 20 minutes in total but the longest individual video is only just over 20 minutes so a couple would fit nicely into a lunch break!

About Andy (G7KNA) 154 Articles
BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.