Friday, July 17, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--My Isotron 10 Meter Ham Radio Antenna. Post #492.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/MxskjoxWi1A. I've always been fascinated by the Isotron line of vertical antennas. They seem to work fairly well despite some  criticism directed at there structure and limited bandwidth. I know a few hams living in restricted areas (HOAs and CC&Rs) who use these capacitance-loaded antennas when they can't erect a full-sized antenna on their property.  In this "videosbymike" tutorial, we see how simple it is to unpack, assemble, and use this interesting antenna.  In this case, the antenna was erected about 20-feet/6.09 meters above ground on an apartment balcony.  The antenna was able to raise Santiago, Chile and Puerto Rico with little difficulty on 10 meters. The rig used was an old Radio Shack HTX-10 meter transceiver.  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).