Upgrade or else ... When did you last upgrade your car license or get admonished for not yet driving a Formula-1 Car? Amateur Radio is full of the "upgrade now" brigade, but is that really required, or is there another way to enjoy your hobby? Also, experiments of a Coax vertical dipole without the need to do funky stuff with the shield and other musings about my birthday. An update on the bearing brings it all round - pun intended - for a weekly look at the Foundations of Amateur Radio. A podcast about anything and everything in HAM radio, wrapped in a bow for your enjoyment and enlightenment. This podcast is available on-air, on-line and on-demand, check out http://podcasts.itmaze.com.au/foundations/ or search for my callsign VK6FLAB on iTunes.