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Author Topic: limited space antenna recommendation  (Read 1077 times)
AK0B
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« on: April 14, 2017, 10:30:48 AM »

In May 2017 QST page 39 their is an article about short antennas using resonators for HF.  The real meat and potatoes is the references.   If you're an ARRL member about 100 plus additional pages are available from ARRL via login.  Two QEX articles and a construction manual by W9UCW on how to build the resonators.

If your space limited or want something for portable it looks like it is worth a try.  W9UCW and a group have been testing this concept for years.

He includes loss data in his on line ARRL articles.  Typically less than a db.  Also by adding the resonators multi-bands will work on the same main pole. 

I would recommend a ground rod and a few radials if you use it for home use.  I plan to see what will happen on 160 meters.  Low sun spots for the next few years should make for more fun on 160, 80 and 40 meters.

The articles are non-commercial he provides all the information for DIY  and isn't selling anything. 

I have no association with the articles, w9ucw, etc.  but it looks like it might be fun to experiment with HF in upcoming months and I hope to try both a home attempt as well as a simple portable DIY.

Stan AK0B







 
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