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World's smallest Ham Radio receive antenna.

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If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SCiKpo_l40 This is post 2499 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to "Signal Search" for this detailed review of the somewhat infamous "Miracle Whip Antenna." You may want to consider this antenna if you live in deed-restricted housing (OHAs and CC&Rs). If this antenna doesn't work for you, try a magnetic loop or simple dipole antenna. A compromise antenna is better than no antenna at all. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Portable 40 meter vertical antenna build

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If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvOv5U7uUeg This is post 2498 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Thanks to Steve Palmer for this easily-made 40 meter antenna.  Most of the materials can be found locally at  moderate cost. Also, you can adapt this basic design for other Amateur Radio HF bands.  Don't forget to install a good ground radial or counterpoise system. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Wire antenna into tree advice

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  If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=womonRP0WMw This is post 2497 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Deploying wire antenna into trees can be a mixed blessing.  On one hand, trees offer height and space above ground.  On the other hand, you can snarl a lot of wire on branches if your aim is off. In this video from "Ham Radio CQ", we see several ways of getting your wire antennas into trees without making too many mistakes.  The suggestions outlined in this video can save you time and frustration. Here are some general comments from the author: https://HamRadioCQ.com for more of MY VIDEOS!!! 🔥 As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 👍 Sling Shot 4 tree Antenna: https://amzn.to/2SRCDZT 👍 Arborist Throw Box: https://amzn.to/2SSwJr8 👍 Throw Bag2: https://amzn.to/2BVfNt1 👍 Tree Antenna Weight: https://amzn.to/2Fvj6dS 👍 MFJ 917 Manual Antenna Tuner

Best Vertical HF Antennas

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If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbOYngwRgVU This is post 2496 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. If you can't build your own HF vertical antenna, then these 5 commercially-made verticals may be what you need.  All of these antennas reviewed by the "Top Compared" website exhibit low SWR, are durable, and can be used for several Amateur Radio bands. Here are the recommendations: For More Details►► https://topcompared.com/electronics/b... Good Luck! Top compared Best Vertical HF Antenn are: 1. Comet Original Vertical HF Antenna 2. Super Vertical HF Antenna 3. Super Antenna MP1LX Vertical HF Antenna 4. Super Antenna MP1LX MAX 5. Super Antenna MP1DXG HF ------ Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Top Loaded HF Vertical Antenna with ground tuning

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If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lxt8EatDw This is post 2495 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. If you have space limitations, a top-loaded vertical antenna may solve your radio problems.  Coupled with a good ground system, a top-loaded vertical can perform quite well. In this video, Australian ham Peter Parker (VK3YE) erects a simple top-loaded vertical over the ocean and gets some great contacts. Here are some comments from Peter: Don't have much height but have something metal underneath? If so a top loaded vertical is a great antenna to try. Just 10 metres wide and 5 metres tall it will even load up on 3.5 MHz. Especially if you're over salt water, you're unlikely to get anything better for its size. The key items needed include wire, two poles, a simple antenna coupler (an L-match is fine), something to clip onto the counterpoise railing and a ground tuning u

Can you lay your wire antenna on the ground and make contacts?

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If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7q4rMXfRoI This is post 2494 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. If you want the most stealthy HF antenna in your neighborhood, please try this idea from Gil of the "RadioPreppers.com" youtube channel.  On-the-ground antennas have been used by radio amateurs for years with varying results. In this video, Gil tests the concept during the daytime on 80 meters. Given the right conditions, such antennas can perform very well.  Mike Toia (K3MT) developed the "Grasswire Antenna" for portable and emergency use.  Just enter "K3MT Grasswire Antenna" into Google Search to find out how Mike made this antenna work. With a little luck, you'll soon have the ultimate stealth HF antenna...out of sight, out of mind. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

End Fed Half Wave Antennas-Tips and Tricks

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If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKJ77POxQdE Thanks to Peter of the UK-based "Watersstanton" ham radio dealer for this excellent, informative, and helpful guide to improving the performance of your half wave HF antenna. According to Peter, this video offers "some things you can do to get more fun out of an End Fed Half-Wave Antenna." Most of Peter's suggestions are simple and inexpensive.   ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).