ZS6BKW Antenna. Post #1317.

ZS6BKW Antenna
Author:  W2LJ.
Accessed on 20 November 2017, 0125 UTC.
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The G5RV antenna and it variants are great tools for antenna experiments.  One of the more popular G5RV dipole antennas is the ZS6BKW, which is an optimized G5RV covering the 10, 12, 17, 20, and 40 meter amateur radio bands without the need for an antenna "tuner".  The 6, 15, 30, and 80 meter amateur radio bands can be worked with an antenna "tuner" with some loss of performance and efficiency.

In this post by W2LJ, we see a preliminary design that will cover the 10,12, 17, 20, and 40 meter amateur radio bands without a "tuner".  All specifications are given, including total antenna length, the length of the 450 ohm matching section, the type of choke or current balun required, and the approximate lenght of 50 ohm coaxial cable needed to connect the antenna system to your transceiver.

If you have a few hours of free time, try building this antenna and see what it can do.  You may be pleasantly surprised.

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