Kurt Sterba’s Korner

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KURT SPEAKS OUT

Kurt N Sterba, sometimes known as “Krusty Olde Kurt” or “The Krusty One” and often as “The Masked Avenger”, is fearless in exposing antenna manufacturers who lie or use deceptive numbers to inflate the gain dB’s of their antennas. He also deflates those who use “new scientific breakthroughs” to explain the operation of their products. He pieces through the obfuscation of on-the-air antenna “experts” by explaining antennas, grounds, and feedlines in non-mathematical, simple English. His aim is to see that all understand the real basics of antennas, and are not taken in by the ever-prevalent, fine-sounding ad writers and other purveyors of false information.

This book contains 50 of his Kolumns from Worldradio 1990 to 2006. 105 pages. Read, learn, and enjoy. See chapter listing below.

Included are unusual antennas: CCD, T2FD, OCF, Rattail Ver-Tee, G5RV, ZEPP, skeleton discone, and many others – which shows you that an antenna does not have to be resonant or have a low SWR to work DX! Bull feathers!

Find out the real truth about antennas and STOP WASTING YOUR TIME and MONEY trying to get the lowest SWR! 

SPEND a measly $15 and get educated by one of the experts – Krusty ole Kurt!!

Kurt Speaks Out…………………..$14.95

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March 30, 2016 update – due to excess demand we are out of Kurt books and reprinting them for delivery in late April.  Orders will be shipped as they are received so reserve your copy now.  P.s – many wives have complained that their husband’s can’t put down this book once they get it – so plan to read it in secret!

CHAPTERS

THE CRUEL WORLD OF ANTENNAS

BROADBAND ANTENNAS

dB, dBi, dBd, —- WHICH ONE IS RIGHT?

SMALL LOOPS REVISITED

THE TRUTH ABOUT VERTICALS

GAIN AND FRONT-TO-BACK RATIO

A GOOD, CHEAP. SMALL HF ANTENNA

ALL ABOUT COAX

THE TRUTH ABOUT LOOP ANTENNAS

450 OHM LINE IS NOT 450 OHMS

DIPOLES AND DOUGHNUTS

THE “J” POLE

18 dB IS A MINOR DIFFERENCE?

ANTENNA TUNERS

WHICH SWR IS BETTER

THE DOCTOR IS IN

THE G5RV ON TWENTY METERS

KURT IS PREDJUDICED, NOT!

KURT REPEATS HIMSELF

IN WHICH THE MASKED AVENGER STRIKES

VERTICAL ANTENNAS AND SWR

KURT STRIKES BACK

THE RESONANT FEED-LINE DIPOLE

MORE ABOUT RADIALS

KURT WRONG?

KURT’S 160 METER VERTICAL

CLARIFICATION

COILED CHOKE

SHUNT FED VERTICALS

NEW ANTENNA BOOK

LOW BAND – HORIZONTAL LOOP OR VERTICAL

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ZEPP?

THE T2FD ANTENNA

USING A TUNER WITH A MOBILE INSTALLATION

RESONANCE

TOO COMPLICATED

RAI vs M2

ANOTHER FANTASTIC ANTENNA

RAI vs M2 CONTINUED

MATH PROBLEM

RAI BEAM AGAIN

SWR CHANGE

CURRENT METER

ANTENNA GARBAGE

OVER AND OVER

THE RAT TAIL ANTENNA

SWR

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