Sunday, December 10, 2017

Portable ham radio antennas. Post #1338.


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In this video, "Prepper Ohio" shows us some of the small, compact antennas available for Amateur Radio VHF/UHF hand held transceivers.  A good, basic tutorial on how to chose the best antenna for your HT.  It's been my experience that the standard "rubber duck" antenna that comes with most HTs delivers marginal performance.  A 1/2 wavelength whip antenna is perhaps a better choice.  You may also want to attach a "tiger tail"  to the base of your "rubber duck" stock antenna.  This 1/4 wavelength wire will increase the performance and efficiency of the stock antenna.  The "tiger tail" serves as a counterpoise wire, supplying the "missing half" of the helically wound 1/4 wavelength stock antenna.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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