This is a small beam perfect for the suburban or downtown home owner looking for some gain on 20m to 6m (30m/40m it is like a dipole). The 4 foot boom with a 16 foot turning radius will fit perfectly in a townhouse 17 foot lot. Typical of a 2 element yagi the gain is […]
Homebrew 2m 144 MHz vertical 1/2 wave Coaxial Dipole antenna for QTH, SOTA & portable field operations/WICEN exercises. Materials: 7m length of 50 ohm RG58AU/CU Mil Spec coax 1 * 50 ohm BNC connector 2 * 1 metre lengths of 27 mm water pipe (Bunnings) 1 * End Cap 2 * T-piece connectors 1 * […]
(Interesting video to watch)
Todays topic, Winter Field Day 2018 Continue reading
The N6BT DXU-32 … I have had two occasions where I was able to test my fantastic 40M phased vertical array against other antennas. I say fantastic only because when you compare the height requirements and maintenance requirements, the phased array has tremendous bang for the buck. The DXE DV-40-P … First I compared it […]
SOTABEAMS has released details of latest addition to their antenna testing system, the WSPRlite Flexi, today.
Building on the success of the WSPRlite Classic, the Flexi increases coverage from 6 metres through to 630 metres.
The Flexi also incorporates a number of new facilities including a unique interference avoidance algorithm to help it avoid interference from other WSPR users. When combined with the DXplorer.net website, WSPRlite provides a unique way to look at antenna performance and to see how propagation varies in real-time.
(As seen on Southgate ARC)
A weekend antenna project…
AIM FOR THE CLOUDS AND GET BETTER “LOCAL” SIGNALS!
AN NVIS STYLE “BEAM” ANTENNA FOR BETTER “LOCAL” AREA COVERAGE ON HF Continue reading
Louis Varney G5RV, founder member in 1936 of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS), received a little-known honour in 1945
During World War II Louis was stationed at a radio monitoring station in the hamlet of Steart near Bridgwater in Somerset. The local newspaper records he received an honour from the residents of the hamlet: Continue reading
Certainly over the last decade or so more and more amateurs have made the move into housing where putting up outdoor antennas is not allowed. Here’s an attic antenna project that might fit for some hams. Continue reading
For you Magnetic loop antenna fans out there here’s an interesting three band portable antenna for your consideration from G4FON.
Description can be found here.
For the 6 meter buffs out there this antenna project should take about an hour with minimal cost.
If you build one post a comment and let us know how you made out.