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This somewhat unusual "Hourglass" antenna from "Radiopreppers.com" is a horizontally polarized antenna for those involved with 2 meter SSB, CW, and digital modes. The original idea for this antenna came from a "QST" article, which is cited in the links below.
In part one of this two-part series, we get a general overview of the theory, construction, tuning, and use of this antenna.
Here's the overall description of the antenna from "Radiopreppers.com":
"Its vertical shape makes it easy to fit anywhere and it is not too long to fit inside a regular car. Efficiency is near that of a Moxon, about 5db, but with a bi-directional, almost omni-directional pattern. Much bigger than a Moxon, which I consider to be portable, but nevertheless it could be dismantled for transport. It is sort of a double Delta Loop. The feed-point has a fifty Ohm impedance, which is another great advantage as no matching is required. Get extra content and help this channel: https://www.patreon.com/radioprepper Original design PDF: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QST/Th... My Moxon antenna build: https://youtu.be/vCcygBAOlWw"
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