Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Bobtail Curtain Antenna


If you can't view the video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dU2b0AHD1M. This is post #994 in a continuing series on Simple Ham Radio Antennas.

The Bobtail Curtain Antenna is one of those projects that will take some time and effort to do correctly.  You may want to ask some of your ham radio friends to help you design, build, and erect this effective bidirectional, monoband, broadsided wire antenna for the HF Amateur Radio bands.

Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) does a good job of explaining the theory, design, and use of this unusual antenna.  I used one of these antennas a few years ago during an ARRL Field Day event on Hawaii Island.  The 20 meter version of this antenna did an excellent job in capturing elusive Pacific Island contacts. In years gone by, many international shortwave stations used curtain arrays to direct their signals around the world.  If you want a different kind of antenna project, try the bobtail curtain array.  It's worth the time and effort.

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