Thursday, January 15, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas: Multiband HF Stealth Vertical Antenna Run-through. Post #359


A very simple, stealth antenna that produces good results without being seen by nosey neighbors. Basically, Tony has built a 3-band vertical with all elements connected to a single SO-239 connector and a radial ground system. Tony's antenna resembles a vertical fan dipole, with the radial system supplying the "missing half" of the antenna. I've built several antennas following Tony's basic design. They all work very well and no one in the neighborhood knows the antennas are there. Of course, there are tradeoffs. This antenna won't bust a pileup or get you 59+ reports all the time. But it does work. And, sometimes that's all you need to get on the air without being noticed by the HOA/CC&R "police." Good luck! For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. For more Amateur Radio news, please visit my news site at http://kh6jrm.net. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).