Saturday, January 30, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) Antennas - AS-2259/GR (Part 1)


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/aAshymGZ8Ww.  An excellent, concise video that shows you how to assemble the AS-2259/GR NVIS antenna.  This antenna was designed for military use and provided excellent NVIS (Near Vertical Incident Skywave) coverage on the lower HF frequences (below10 MHz). These antenna kits can be found on eBay or on other auction sites.  Those of us who served with the U.S. military may remember several rigs that were used with this antenna;  PRC-74, PRC-104, and AN/PRC-25.  These antennas were used as late as 1990 in Operation Desert Storm.  If you can buy one of these NVIS antennas, please do so.  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).  This is post #674.