Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Multi-Band HF Vertical Antenna. Post #731


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/pi8ysNBDDBg.  Here's another idea for a multiband vertical antenna that uses few parts, is inexpensive, and can fit into a restricted space.  The hams at ResistanceHams shows us how to build a tri-band HF vertical antenna covering the 10, 15, and 20 meter Amateur Radio bands. The ground plane for this vertical antenna is a steel shed--a bit unconventional, but it works.  At times, I've used the metal roof over my house as a ground plane for 40 meters.  It works fairly well.  I remember a Field Day operation at Laupahoehoe Point where a group of dedicated QRP operators, led by Dean Manley (KH6B), used the metal roof of a large pavilion at the beach park for a 160 meter ground plane.  The impromptu steel roof worked very well and many 160 meter contacts were made.  If you want to ground mount this tri-band HF vertical, be sure to use a ground radial or counterpoise 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).