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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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

 

 

 

 

These books are all newly printed and are published by Palomar Engineers, Inc.