N4KC's Top Five Multiband Antennas. Post 1849.

N4KC's Top Five Multiband Antennas. Post 1849.

Source:  https://www.eham.net/articles/37986.

Accessed on 27 April 2019, 2115 UTC, Post 1849.
Copyright by Don Keith 2016.


Over the past few years, I've had the pleasure of helping several new amateur radio operators get on the air with simple, easy-to-make HF and VHF antennas. Most of these antennas were made from salvaged materials or items bought at the nearest home improvement center or neighborhood hardware store.  

Many of my ideas came from this article by Don Keith (N4KC), who has the unusual ability of making even the most difficult antenna questions understandable.

In this post, Don recommends five simple multiband HF antennas that will get you on the air quickly with a decent signal.  Here they are along with two honorable mentions:

The classic G5RV from Louis Varney (SK).
The dipole fed with open wire parallel feed line.
Trap verticals and dipoles.
The Windom.
The "Fan Dipole."

Honorable mentions:

The Hex Beam.
The one-wavelength horizonal loop.

Any one of these basic HF antennas should provide you with hours of fun and education.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:

http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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