Sunday, September 20, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Ham Radio DX On Very Short Antenna - A Must See NXØP. Post #545.


If you're have trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/KmeZ25jabWQ. Thanks to Larry (WD0AKX)(Ham Radio Guy) for this intriguing video showing Roger (NX0P) using a compromise antenna with good results from his QTH near Glenville and Albert Lea, Minnesota.  The antenna is a MFJ-1620HT (for 20 meters), using a metal plate and three approximately 16.5 feet/5.03 meters radials.  He was using about 100 watts into this shortened antenna and made quite a few contacts.  Although short antennas are, at best, compromises, they can perform reasonably well with a decent ground or counterpoise system.  Roger's antenna arrangement would be suitable for those living in deed-restricted properties or for those favoring portable or emergency operations.  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).