Category Archives: Antennas

Higher and Higher

This weekend offered very nice weather and I spent a couple of hours taking advantage of the sunshine while doing antenna work. Using the Apache bow and arrow my 2 x 13m doublet was moved closer to the clouds. Now … Continue reading

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Even though I partly disassembled my horizontal loop antenna before I left for Germany in January, the wind and the trees had ripped it into three parts. One of the three parts fit exactly between two trees and was used … Continue reading

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Slack loop

Something has happened with my horizontal loop antenna.  Instead of being straight at 8 meters over ground at its lowest point it is slacking 3 meters over ground. A close look at the above image reveals the slacking loop wire … Continue reading

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Hentenna and MS

I write this post during the Perseids, using the Hentenna to work meteor scatter Just now trying to work DL2IAN on JT6M. So far this evening I have had two MS QSO’s, both random, with LY2CP and F1GTU. I cannot … Continue reading

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Waves

Have you seen the video link “Waves, an instructive film” in my link list on the right hand side of this page? If not, you should look at the film. Understanding wave behavior is very relevant to the radio amateur. … Continue reading

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Hentenna experiences

I have been using the 6m hentenna (see The hentenna proved to work) for a couple of months. So far I am happy with how easy it was to build and trim to resonance, and with the contacts I have made using it. … Continue reading

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PSK31 on the loop

I have been working some hours with my new 110m long horizontal loop. So far mostly on 30m and a few QSO’s on 10m. The antenna is easy to tune with my S-match, band switching takes less than a minute … Continue reading

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