Friday, February 5, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Folded Unipole Antenna Video by Nott Ltd. Post #680.


If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/NHR8cZaMc8k.  Although this exceptionally well- produced video by Broadcast Engineer Ron Nott is focused on a folded unipole antenna design for standard broadcast transmitters, there's much to be gained by building this antenna for the 160 meter Amateur Radio Band.  Both frequency bands have much in common and improvements for the AM broadcast band in the United States (540 kHz to 1750 kHz) can easily be translated into improvements in for 160 meter antennas.  The folded unipole antenna is smaller in height and offers a certain amount of broadbanding without a severe loss of efficiency.  Try out this proven broadcast band antenna on 160 meters--I think you'll be surprised just how good it is.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and developments, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).