Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ham Radio - My second HF antenna. A stealth end fed wire for 80 - 10 m...


If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMchB-bML98. This is post #1172 in a continuing series about Ham Radio Antennas.

Here's an experimental end-fed wire antenna that is simple, inexpensive, and stealthy--just right for radio amateurs living in deed-restricted homes and apartments.  Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) began building this antenna as an experiment and ended up with an effective, multiband HF antenna (80-10 meters) that could be used as backup antenna for his regular antennas.

In this video, Kevin takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, and placement of this end-fed wire antenna.  As explained in the video, you will need an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), a UNUN made from T-50-2 torroids, and a counterpoise/ground radial system to get the maximum efficiency out of this antenna.  All of the key components of the antenna can be confined to the perimeter of your home or small lot. Operation on 160 meters is possible with a well-built antenna "tuner."

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http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (science and technology news for radio amateurs).
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