Monday, May 2, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--HyEndFed 5 Band HF Antenna Installation. Post #764.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/kGyAveQsf60.  Here's another antenna idea for those of us living on small city lots.  In this video, Tracy ("Outdoors On The Air") uses a HyEndFed 5 Band HF Antenna to get some interesting contacts on a cold day. His 75-foot/22.86 meter end-fed antenna seems to do well, even without a counterpoise wire or extensive radial ground system.  I've found that end-fed wires usually need a counterpoise or radial system to function at peak efficiency and to keep unwanted rf out of the shack. I usually keep it simple:  I attach a counterpoise wire for the lowest frequency in use to the ground lug of my Drake MN-4 antenna transmatch.  That seems to work fairly well and keeps rf outside where it belongs.  None the less, Tracy's video is well-done and offers plenty of suggestions for those radio amateurs living in compromised situations. 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).