HF Ham Radio Antennas For Apartments (AC4DG)
Authors: AC4DG and IW5EDI.
Accessed on 11 August 2018, 0816 UTC, Post #1581.
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If your amateur radio station is confined to an apartment or a deed-restricted property, you know how difficult it can be to find a HF antenna that works in a severely confined area. In this article by Simone (IW5EDI) he expands on an original idea from AC4DG and gives us a few antennas that could work in limited spaces. Simone says you may have to try several designs before you find the antenna that works for you. He offers a few suggestions worth trying:
A disguised outdoor wire antenna.
Multiband HF antenna on a vehicle with a long run of coaxial cable to your station.
Indoor wire antennas.
Cliffdweller II antenna (basically a slinky dipole).
Short, inductively-loaded vertical antennas.
Loop antennas (including magnetic loop antennas).
Simple dipole antennas that can be adjusted to your home's available space.
Simone includes other antennas you can try if these don't deliver the performance you want.
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