Saturday, July 23, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Longwire Antennas for DXing. Post #844.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftBthATNdcg. If you have some space and feel a bit adventuresome, check out this high performance DX antenna using a parafoil kite.  In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) explains the theory, design, construction, and use behind this somewhat unusual antenna. Stan used a parafoil kite-supported 4 wavelengths long wire antenna on 7 MHz to attain reception that measured S9 +30dB. With a suitable ground system and a wide range antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner") and balun, you could transmit a strong, low-angle signal from 80 meters to 10 meters. This could be an interesting antenna for the annual ARRL Field Day.

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