Category: Antenna

Rhombic Antenna 0

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,...

Tilt Tower 0

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...

FM Broadcast Antennas 0

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,...

Beverage Antenna 0

W3LPL Beverage Antenna Construction

I (W3LPL) use separate phased Beverage arrays on 160M, 80M and 40M. If u plan to use a simple beverage ant, as opposed to phased beverages, u can certainly use a 580′ ant on...

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End-fed antenna for QRP portable ops

Some friends and I have been talking about dong a camping trip, and I decided this would be a good opportunity to try some portable ops with an end-fed half wave antenna. I’ve been...

Comet GP-15 Antenna 0

Comet GP-15 (6M, 2M, & 440 Band Antenna)

Average price is $170.00 to $200.00 The Comet GP-15 is a pretty cool antenna that really delivers. The GP-15 covers 6 meters, 2 meters, and the 440 band. It uses a very simple design...

QUAD Antenna 0

The Quad Antenna and The ModQuad

Here’s some thoughts on a “hardware-store special” 2-meter quad, and a modified quad for 2 or 10 meters. You can convert these to other frequencies simply by scaleing all dimensions according to wavelength. That...