Tuesday, June 6, 2017

HF Field Ops Gear-up. Dipole Antenna Tuning. Post #1153.

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Interesting video on how to set up and tune a dipole antenna in field conditions. Note the use of 450 ohm ladder line as the antenna feed line, which enables multiband HF use.  While this particular antenna is designed for 40 meter NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) use, it can be used on bands above 40 meters with ladder line and an antenna "tuner."  The 40 meter version of this antenna can be useful up to approximately 300 miles/486 km--great for local and regional contacts.

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