The 2018 Dayton Antenna Forum papers are now available in PDF. These include parasitic rotatable vertical Yagi for 160M, a pragmatic approach to 630 meter antennas, design & construction of NVIS antennas, and hydro excavation for tower construction.
Tony Baleno, N3ZN has been showing off his newest creation, the ZN-V/45, a forty-five degree vertical iambic. The paddle used on this mount is a modified ZN-QRP which can be removed from the vertical mount and used as a stand alone paddle.
A 40 meter version of the HillTopper will soon be available according to a note from designer Dave Benson, K1SWL. The original 20 meter unit has been successfully kitted and sold by the 4SQRP group since March of this year. The HillTopper is an ultra-portable, high-performance, five watt, single band CW transceiver kit that sells for around a hundred bucks.
The International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) was, according to reports, another successful event with 440 stations which entered for the event from 49 countries.
Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific - the biography of Ray Daves, a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Navy and an eyewitness to World War II. It is based on the author’s handwritten notes from a series of interviews that began on the eighty-second birthday of the combat veteran and gives a first-person account of the world’s first battles between aircraft carriers.