Author: Richard Hager

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Rhombic Antenna, 30m-6m

Rhombics are high gain directive wire antennas. A rhombic is shaped like a diamond, if you’re looking down on it. I.e., there are 4 ‘legs’, 2 end ‘points’, and 2 side ‘corners’. This one...

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2 Meter Antennas. Mechanical part.

See the “Tilt Tower” page for more about the tower where this antenna is mounted. We live in kind of a ham-radio “void”. There’s almost no hams living around here, no hamfests around here,...

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A 40′ Tilt-Tower for VHF Beams

This is the first tower I built. After moving here, the idea occurred to me that trees can save a lot of money and work when it comes to towers. Trees are already firmly...

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FM Broadcast Antennas

At my old crib, I could get what was probably the best radio show I’ve ever heard, in any genre. This was a heavy-metal radio show by Earl Root. 1am to 6am Saturday night,...

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A 60′ Tree-Tower for HF Wire Antennas

I put up the first version of this tower in October; made completely out of lumber glued and screwed into structural T-sections. But it fell down…. Actually, it worked fine for a few months,...