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Bio: Bob Brehm, AK6R is Chief Engineer of Palomar Engineers (www.Palomar-Engineers.com), and has been a ham for over 50 years with experience in contesting, RTTY, Amplitude Modulation, vintage radio restoration, boat anchors, linear amps and unique antennas. He is active on 3.870 AM and 3.895 Vintage SSB, the Saturday swap net on 7.240 as well as other nets offering his expertise to new and old hams alike.

Bob Brehm is often asked to speak at conventions and radio club meetings about RFI, antenna matching, using baluns, stealth antennas, amplitude modulation, RTTY/digital modes, ESSB, ham radio on boats, and a variety of other subjects.

ABC’s of RFI for Hams Snyopsis

Is your transmitter the SOURCE of RFI affecting electronic devices in your own house or your neighbor’s house?  Would you like to find a quick and easy solution so you can have more time to operate and enjoy ham radio rather than troubleshooting RFI issues?

Are you the VICTIM of RFI from your own electronic devices or from devices in your neighborhood? Do you want to reduce your receiver noise floor so you can hear local contacts and more DX?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, then you should attend this presentation where you will learn how to make ham radio more enjoyable by eliminating problems caused by RFI.

Topics include:

  • Learn fundamentals of RFI – identify symptoms, pinpoint causes & apply simple cures
  • What’s a ferrite and how to choose & buy the right ferrite for your RFI issue
  • How to use ferrites to solve the #1 RFI problem shared by all hams using HF radios
  • How to choose and use ferrites to solve transmitter RFI problems in your home or neighborhood
  • How to choose and use ferrites to reduce receiver noise and hear more DX

During the presentation you will see many examples of feed line chokes, baluns, ununs, and various practical applications of ferrites for AC/DC power lines, computer interconnect cables, transceivers, linear amplifiers, home theater systems, etc.

Bring your questions and pay attention to win one of the prizes at the end of the talk.

 

Bob Brehm, AK6R

The RFI Guy

RFI Presentation Handouts:

Ham Radio RFI Solutions Cheat Sheet

QUICK and EASY RFI Solutions for Consumer Electronics – RFI Tip Sheet #3C – Consumer RFI

Need help in choosing a common mode choke for your application?  Read: Choosing a Feed Line Choke

 

End Fed Antenna Secrets for portable, emergency and permanent installations

Learn how to select, choose and setup an end fed antenna system that works on multiple bands, is stealthy and radiates well at low heights.  Find out the secrets of antenna matching, reducing RFI and minimizing noise present on many end fed antennas. Sample antennas will be available to see and touch and ask questions.

End Fed Antenna Secrets Handout:

MORE info on BULLET antenna: Bullet End Fed Antenna Notes-4

Past speaker presentations and future presentation schedule

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Pacificon 2018

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 October 2018      
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Five Proven Steps to STOP RFI NOW

 7/20/2018-7/22/2018      
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End Fed Antenna Secrets

7/5/2018      
 Sea 1024x245 - Speaker Presentations

Quick and Easy RFI Solutions

 

End Fed Antenna Secrets

 6/1/2018-6/3/2018      
 SBARC - Speaker Presentations

Quick and Easy RFI Solutions

5/17/2018      
PARC Logo - Speaker Presentations

End Fed Antenna Secrets

5/2/2018      
ROARS Shack - Speaker Presentations

Quick and Easy RFI Solutions

4/25/2018      
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Quick and Easy RFI Solutions

 4/20/2018

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Quick and Easy RFI Solutions  Quick and Easy RFI Solutions  Quick and Easy RFI Solutions 

YUMA HAMFEST

YUMA HAMFEST

8 Hacks to Cure RFI Now

 

2/16/2018 8 Hacks to CURE RFI NOW 8 Hacks to CURE RFI NOW 8 Hacks to CURE RFI NOW
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End Fed Antenna Secrets

 1/24/2018 End Fed Antenna Secrets – SDDXC 2018 End Fed Antenna Secrets – SDDXC 2018 End Fed Antenna Secrets – SDDXC 2018
Convair 220 - Speaker Presentations

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 1/11/2018  ABC’s of RFI – CONVAIR-220 ARC January 2018 ABC’s of RFI – CONVAIR-220 ARC January 2018 ABC’s of RFI – CONVAIR-220 ARC January 2018
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ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 10/12/2017 ABC’s of RFI – EARS 2017  ABC’s of RFI – EARS 2017 ABC’s of RFI – EARS 2017
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End Fed Antenna Secrets

 10/7/2017  End Fed Antenna Secrets – Hamcomm 2017   End Fed Antenna Secrets – Hamcomm 2017
 SANDRA LOGO Alone - Speaker Presentations

San Diego Repeater Association

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 10/5/2017 ABC’s of RFI – SANDRA 2017   ABC’s of RFI – SANDRA 2017
HAMCON 2017 - Speaker Presentations

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 9/15-9/16 2017  ABC’s of RFI – Hamcomm 2017  ABC’s of RFI – Hamcomm 2017 ABC’s of RFI – Hamcomm 2017
HAMCON 2017 - Speaker Presentations

End Fed Antenna Secrets

9/16/2017 End Fed Antenna Secrets – Hamcomm 2017 End Fed Antenna Secrets – Hamcomm 2017  End Fed Antenna Secrets – Hamcomm 2017
 PARC Logo - Speaker Presentations

Video of Presentation

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 5/3/2017 PARC 2017 PARC 2017 PARC 2017
Web%20Lakeside%20ARC%20logo%20Boots%20and%20Hat%20Words%20BG - Speaker Presentations

Antenna Optimization Workshop

10/1/2016 see flyer see flyer palomar-engineers-antenna-optimization-workshop-flyer-2016
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ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 9/16/2016  RFI URAC PPT URAC 2016 ODP rfi-urac-2016
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ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 8/15/16 RFI YVARC 2016 RFI YVARC 2016 RFI YVARC 2016
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ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

6/26/2016 RFI PRC 2016 RFI PRC 2016 PDF 
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RFI Solutions for

Hardcore

Contesters & DXers

 6/14/2016      
Pvarc logo100

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

4/20/2016

RFI Solutions for Hams 2016 PVARC

RFI Solutions for Hams 2016 PVARC

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Visalia 2016_logo

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 4/15/2016

Power Point Slide Show

ODP Slide Show

PDF

Palm Springs HamfestLogo_sm

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 

3/12/2016

PowerPoint Slide Show

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ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

 

PowerPoint Slide Show

ODP Slide Show

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 Aralb-logo_1

ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

2/05/2016

PowerPoint

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San Diego Ham Fest Logo Web 600

How to Choose a Feed Line Choke

10/3/2015     Choosing a Feed Line Choke
Small bozonet2015 Bozofest at W6PMD’s QTH

RFI Solutions for BOZOS

10/24/2015      
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RFI 101 – Off-the-shelf RFI cures to keep your spouse and neighbors happy!

 

RFI 102 – Using baluns, ununs, and ferrite chokes to reduce receiver noise and work more DX!

 

RFI 103 – RFI Tip, Tricks and Techniques Q & A Session

 

 9/11-9/13/2015

RFI 101 – Off the Shelf RFI Cures to keep your neighbor’s happy

RFI 102 – Using Baluns, Ununs and chokes to work more DX

RFI 103 – RFI Tips, Tricks and Techniques Q & A Session

 

RFI 101 – Off the Shelf RFI Cures to keep your neighbor’s happy

RFI 102 – Using Baluns, Ununs and chokes to work more DX

RFI 103 – RFI Tips, Tricks and Techniques Q & A Session

 

RFI 101 – Off the Shelf RFI Cures to keep your neighbor’s happy

RFI 102 – Using Baluns, Ununs and chokes to work more DX

RFI 103 – RFI Tips, Tricks and Techniques Q & A Session

 

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ABC’s of RFI for HAMS

5/6/2015

PPT Slide Show

ODP Slide Show

PDF

SDDXC-logo

Hardcore RFI Solutions for Contesters & DXers

4/22/2015

PPT Slide Show

ODP Slide Show

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Palmspringshamfest.com

RFI Proof Your Shack & Keep your neighbors happy! – FLYER 3/14/2015

PPT Slide Show

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Small Tri-County RFI Tips, Tricks & Techniques 2/11/2015

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Small bozonet  RFI for Dummies 10/11/2014

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2014conlogo1  RFI Proof your Shack – Speaker LINK 9/12/2014

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To contact Bob for a speaking engagement send an email to Sales@Palomar-Engineers.com

Prior Hamfest/Convention Pictures

Visalia International DX Convention

 

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Yuma Hamfest 2016

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Lakeside Hamfest 2015

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Palm Springs Hamfest 2015

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