Sunday, July 17, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Water's Edge Portable DX: A half square antenna on 14 MHz


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8Zh1_Mntz0.  Another well-done video tutorial from Peter Parker (VK3YE).  In this video, Peter uses a 20 meter half square antenna to get some good DX at the sea shore.  The antenna consists of a wavelength of wire cut to frequency in a wide "U" configuration over ground.  Proximity to the shoreline certainly helps launch a low angle signal suitable for DX contacts.  You should get at least a 3dB gain out of this simple antenna.

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Thanks for joining us today!  This is post #839 in a continuing series about amateur radio antennas.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).