Sunday, May 3, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A Simple Wire Tuner. Post # 427.


Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) explains the theory and design behind a basic, but effective and efficient, antenna tuner for feeding random wires, especially half-wave, end-fed antennas. You can buy a similar antenna tuner from MFJ and other companies, but why not build your own and have the satisfaction of saving some money and working stations on a tuner you built yourself? It's important to remember that random wire antennas, including end-fed half-wave wires, need a decent ground radial system to work propertly. Even a minimal number of radials (4-8) for the lowest band of choice will get you plenty of contacts. Good luck and have fun with your own homebrewed antenna tuner. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. You can also find my Amateur Radio news at my news site: http://kh6jrm.net. You can follow our blog community with a free em-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).