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Cheap and easy to build antennas

Are you interested in ultra low cost 2 meter antennas that are easy to build using cheap parts; that require no tedious matching and adjusting; that are almost invisible; that are portable, compact, quickly assembled; and that can be converted into a beam?

If so read on!

These antennas are somewhat […]

How to stack dissimilar VHF & UHF yagis

A few notes from Peter, G3PHO

Most of us don’t have the facility of several towers, each with their own yagis. In suburban situations, stacking beams for bands such as 50MHz, 144 and 432 MHz all on one pole can be a problem. How far apart do we have to put them? Is the […]

Antennas – End-fed wire

End-fed wire antennas

(From the RSGB site)

While dipoles are very efficient antennas, they are not the only way to go. Some houses don’t really lend themselves to installing a half-wave dipole. If you only have one support an end-fed antenna may suit you better.

But be warned – end-fed antennas can be noisier […]

Attic Loop

Attic Loop

Published on 9/28/2011, 11:44 AM by KD8BIG

Lacking outdoor space for that antenna?

Here’s what one can do: Put as much wire in your attic as you can run in the shape of a loop. Establish the feedpoint as high as possible. Use heavy gauge wire to minimize losses. I am soon to […]

Antennas – The Basics

Your first antenna – the half-wave dipole (Note there is nothing new, this is from the RSGB site)

Many hams’ first choice of antenna is a half-wave dipole. But don’t be misled – just because they are easy to make doesn’t mean they don’t work well. In fact, a half-wave dipole will often outperform many […]