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Ham Radio: Easy Mobile DX Antenna

Here's a great antenna idea from Tim (G5TM).  Just combine a MRQ 213 Telescoping Mobile Antenna with the "Slidwinder Coil" and you get a decent HF antenna for both mobile and home use. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7IxJ--FcGw This is post 2377 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Tim (G5TM): Let’s combine the MRQ 213 telescopic antenna with the Slidewinder Coil. It worked very well! Connect with my channel by subscribing and commenting. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  
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Andy's Workshop-HF Magnetic Loop Antenna

Thanks to Andy (VK2AAK) and Bruce (VK2EM) for these "square" magnetic loop HF antennas.  According to Andy, one loop covers 14 MHz to 30 MHz, while the other works best at 50-54 MHz.  If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUhS6mGdlRw This is post 2376 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Andy (VK2AAK): Mechanical details for a couple of simple home made magnetic loop antennas. One covering from around 14 MHz up to beyond 30 MHz, the other covering the 6m band. These loops were both originally built by Bruce VK2EM who kindly gifted them to me. I subsequently made some mechanical changes, added the square feed loops along with a reduction drive and a switch to add some fixed capacitance. The antennas are ideal for portable and QRP use up to 30 to 40 Watts depending on the variable capacitor used. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Ru

Cheap Tilt-Over Vertical Antenna, part 3

In part 3 of his vertical antenna project, Callum (M0MCX) finishes the ground plate and tilt-over mast for his new antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilUOOytywgI This is post 2375 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some general comments from Callum as he wraps up his antenna project: I finished the project! Fantastic way of tilting over my vertical antennas. I will review this again in a few weeks to see what I learned - watch out for that video. Part 1 is this one: https://youtu.be/h9Ipz5zV15w Part 2 is this one: https://youtu.be/kqwKQlkqKEM Enjoy, Callum, DX Commander. M0MCX. #tiltover #hamradio #dxcommander Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Cheap Tilt-Over Vertical Antenna, Part 2

Here's part 2 of Callum's (M0MCX) Tilt-Over Vertical Antenna project. In this video, Callum fabricates a "ground tube" and "ground plate" for the tilt-over vertical antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqwKQlkqKEM. This is post 2374 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Callum: Part 2 of the Tilt-Over system. Today I dug in the tube for the tilt-over system. Callum. Part 1 is this one: https://youtu.be/h9Ipz5zV15w Part 3 is here: https://youtu.be/ilUOOytywgI Enjoy! Callum. DX Commander, M0MCX. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM.  

Cheap Tilt-Over Vertical Antenna for Ham Radio

Here's a useful accessory for radio amateurs using vertical HF antennas--a cheap tilt-over mast. Callum (M0MCX) takes us through the design, building, installation, and testing of this project for those of us who need to disguise our antennas or to protect our verticals from thunderstorms or other foul weather. Just raise and lower the mast to fit your operating schedule. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilUOOytywgI This is post 2373 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Callum (M0MCX): I finished the project! Fantastic way of tilting over my vertical antennas. I will review this again in a few weeks to see what I learned - watch out for that video. Part 1 is this one: https://youtu.be/h9Ipz5zV15w Part 2 is this one: https://youtu.be/kqwKQlkqKEM Enjoy, Callum, DX Commander. M0MCX. #tiltover #hamradio #dxcommander ----- Thanks for joining us tod

Ham Radio-40 metre dipole in a small space

Thanks to Tim (G5TM) for suggesting another way of operating on the 40 meter Amateur Radio Band in a restricted space environment. As for myself, I use a doublet HF antenna fed into a "balanced tuner" (transmatch) to get good results on 40 meters.  Both approaches are decent compromises where space is a premium. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5x_02BUDas This is post 2372 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some general comments from Tim (G5TM): How I squeezed in a 40 metre dipole into a small garden! Connect with my channel by subscribing and commenting ------ Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Ham Radio lowest cost high performance HF Antenna you can build

If you need an inexpensive, easily-made, high performance HF Antenna for your home station, then this idea from Peter (G3OJV) may interest you. According to Peter, this bare-essentials multiband HF antenna doesn't require an antenna "tuner" (transmatch-coupler) and will run at 100 watts output with no problems. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91l9f-nWprI This is post 2371 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Peter: Here is an antenna system you can make for very little outlay. Versatile, Multi-Ban performance. Easily handles 100W SSB and requires no external ATU. Bend it and squeeze it into your QTH. Web Site https://hamradiostore.co.u k ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).