Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Attic Antennas for Ham Radio. Post #542.


If you have trouble seeing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/OqzofoHDu-U.  Those of us living in deed- restricted homes or apartments (HOA and CC&R controlled) face some difficult antenna choices.  One of the ways to escape the watchful eyes of compliance committees is to design, build, and install a "stealth" or hidden antenna.  In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) describes a simple attic antenna that can keep you on the air.  This antenna won't match the performance of a yagi-type beam antenna, but it will get you contacts and help you continue your interest in amateur radio.  A compromise antenna is better than no antenna at all.  Best of all, this antenna is invisible to your neighbors.  With these kind of antennas, low power and digital modes will create the least RFI.  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.  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).