Sunday, August 16, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Antennas for Difficult Situations: Ask Dave Episode 7. Post #518.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please enter this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/iKC9zv8XuPs.  Exceptionally well done video by Dave Casler (KE0OG) on how to design, build, and use compromise HF antennas "for less than ideal circumstances."  Dave cites three case studies where homebrewed, concealed antennas helped hams continue their hobby without drawing attention to their installations.  The old saying is true, "A bad antenna is better than no antenna."  With Dave's tips, you can maximize the antenna you do have. You might also try the digital modes, including CW, to keep amateur radio alive in your shack.  Another possibility is using QRP (low power) in conjunction with a magnetic loop antenna or a mobile antenna that can be set up in your backyard or along your porch railing for night time operation.  Good luck!  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).