Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Testing a bi-square antenna on 10 metres. Post #1277.

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Here's another very good, simple antenna that costs little while delivering great performance on the band of your choice.  In this video, Peter Parker (VK3YE) shows us how to build a bi-square antenna for the 10 meter amateur radio band.
Construction is easy--form a square with the ends at the top and bottom. Support the top with a telescoping fiberglass mast ("squid pole").  Connect the bi-square to a simple homebrewed L "tuner" and run a piece of coax to your rig--in this case a Yaesu-817 QRP transceiver.  Since the SWR could be high, you may want to used balanced feed line into the "tuner".  As you can see from the video, Peter did get some contacts.  This is a fun antenna that won't cost you much money. If you're ambitious, build one of these antennas for 40, 20, or 15 meters.

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