Saturday, August 8, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Multi-Band HF Fan Dipole Antenna. Post #511.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/PT1kSQjQIkm.  You don't need an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner") to have a multi-band HF dipole antenna.  You can use what is often called a "Fan Dipole" to access several HF amateur radio bands with a single coaxial feed line.  The video by "Resistance Hams" explains the process simply and effectively.  Basically, you attach separate dipoles for each HF band you want to a central feed point, "fan out" the dipoles to reduce element interaction, and connect a convenient length of 50 ohm coaxial cable.  Fan Dipole Antennas are great for portable and emergency operations where an antenna "tuner" may not be available.  This would make an excellent weekend project.  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).