I’m enjoying the challenge of 23cm 1296 MHz homebrew antenna construction for SOTA purposes. My 23cm portable antenna collection includes: 12el DL6WU Yagi 12dB gain – lightweight boom construction using a folded dipole; 6el DL6WU Yagi 9 dB gain – ruggedised all brass construction gamma matched, ideal for the Australian scrub bash; and 2el HB9CV […]
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
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.
Came across this somewhat stealth multiband dipole antenna project. Brought me back to when I was first licensed in the early ’80’s living in a condo residence I built one a bit more crudely designed then this one, but it did get me on the air with no complaints from my fellow neighbors at the time. Had a lot of fun with it. Continue reading
Looking to build an antenna. Check out WE5TYL’s OCF antenna.
This is a popular antenna design as the performance is very good across the HF bands and requires little or no tuning. It’s a dipole fed off center with a 4:1 current balun at the offset feedpoint.
Derek Hilleard G4CQM has just concluded work on his 2015 yagi projects website with the addition of a 13 element 4 wavelength high performance design for 144MHz. Continue reading
In this video Dave Tadlock KG0ZZ explains how dipole and inverted V antennas work and how to build an hf antenna. Includes tips for construction, mounting and tuning
Watch Dipole and Inverted V Antenna Basics