Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Simple Short Vertical HF Antenna.. Post #1114.


If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Axs2ut7sE.

Thanks to Gil (aka RadioPrepper.com) for this simple, effective vertical antenna which can be used for both home and portable operations.  The 19 foot/5.79 meters antenna wire is supported by a 19.68 foot/6 meter telescoping fiberglass fishing pole.  The antenna system uses a small Z-Match antenna "tuner" and a 9:1 EARCHI UNUN along with a suitable ground radial system.  Gil's rig is an Elecraft KX2 running about 5 watts output.  In the video, he's enjoying a cw contact with a station in Sweden.  Gil's entire system (rig, antenna, tools, and power supply) is contained in a small carrying case which can be stuffed in a knapsack or kept in a vehicle for emergencies.  A very nice arrangement.

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http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com.
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http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs).

Other sites of interest:

http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (science and technology news for radio amateurs).
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Aloha es 73 de Russ Roberts (KH6JRM).