Saturday, October 24, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Ham Radio 10 Meter Ground Plane Antenna. Post #576.


A good, basic introduction to the theory, design, and building of a 10 Meter Ground Plane Antenna from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ). If you have difficulty in viewing this video, please insert the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/aLgFeTpIX4A.  Most of the materials for this simple, efficient antenna can be found at the nearest hardware store or building supply outlet.  I built one of these antennas a few years ago using material and wire from the Home Depot Store in Hilo, Hawaii.  If you mount this antenna at least a half wavelength above ground (approximately 16.5 feet/5.03 meters), you will get some excellent performance on 10 meters.  Of course, propagation will play a significant role in helping your signal go beyond your immediate neighborhood.  If you mount this antenna at ground level, but sure to install a good radial ground system.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).