Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Discover the Discone for HF. Post #712,


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your blog search box: https://youtu.be/N5U2_G5zE.  Here's another vertical antenna design borrowed from the military that could be worth adding to your "antenna farm."  In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) explains the theory, design, and operation of the HF Discone Antenna.  While many radio amateurs are familiar with VHF/UHF discone antennas, few of us have seen or used the larger version for HF.  This antenna contains a lot of wire and takes time to design and build properly.  The trade off is an antenna with a broader bandwidth than your usual vertical monopole.  For more details on this antenna, please visit:  https://archive.org/stream/73-magazine-1985-05/05_May_1985#page/n17/node/2up.  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 email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).