Sunday, July 19, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--How to make a LongWire Antenna. Post #494.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please enter the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/-mY7z2xZ97k. An excellent tutorial from "natacus2007" on how to make a quick, cheap, and easy antenna for shortwave listening.  He covers basic soldering techniques and ways of using shrink tubing to protect the antenna from wear and the weather.  This is a receiving antenna, and, as such, a perfect 50-ohm match to a transceiver is not required.  Building a long wire transmitting antenna is an entirely different matter that requires a balun, an decent ground radial system, and an antenna transmatch (tuner).  This simple receiving antenna is designed to improve the reception of weak signals.  I've built a few of these antennas and they work as intended for my portable shortwave receivers.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).