Friday, July 29, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--W5TOM Stealth Antennas. Post #850.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box:' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UgoY2nvUds.  In this video, Tom Morton (W5TOM) discusses several antenna configurations suitable for deed-restricted homes or apartments. Tom shows how easy it is to disguise a vertical, loop, inverted V, a dipole, and a random wire antenna so that it remains undetected by neighbors.  Tom also reviews the importance of using a good rf ground, a sturdy antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), and a fool-proof wire launching system. He briefly touches upon the use of a lightweight telescoping fiberglass mast to support vertical and inverted V antennas.  This video should give you a few good ideas on how to design and use your own stealth antenna. Remember the old saying:  "Out of sight-out of mind."

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