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News roundup for Fri, Jan 28, 2022

Has there been a coup in Burkina Faso

The US Commerce Department says we’re so short of semi-conductors that production shutdowns could occur downline.  Car and medical device industries are anticipated to feel the impacts the most. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jerusalem are experiencing snow. Folks in parts of Egypt are particularly concerned as residential dwellings and other buildings are not generally constructed

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Want to build your own ham radio antenna? The KM4ACK kit makes it easy

Completed KM4ACK antenna

You might think ham radio is all about the radios, but it’s really about the antennas. That becomes apparent when you move into the long-distance HF bands, where having the right antenna type at the right length with ideal placement makes all the difference. You can have a fantastic 100-watt HF transceiver like the Icom

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