The Mighty Rhombic, The King of Antennas (AD #128).

If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmWlOisao-I This is post 2146 in a continuing series on simple ham radio antennas.

If you have a large rural property, you may want to design, build, and use a Rhombic Antenna--something David Casler (KE0OG) calls "The King of Antennas."  The Rhombic is excellent for point-to-point communications and exhibits a very low takeoff angle--a definite plus for DX.

Here's David's analysis of this classic DX Antenna:

"There was a time, back in the 1930s and 1940s, when the rhombic antenna was the king. A remarkable antenna that had phenomenal directivity and an extraordinarily low elevation angle made it the antenna of choice for point-to-point HF links. Here's a little history, plus an exploration using EZNEC+. Phenomenal antenna! Subscribe: https://youtube.com/davidcasler. Ask Dave Playlist: https://goo.gl/inaQeB. Tip Jar: http://ke0og.net/tip-jar To learn more about me, visit: http://www.dcasler.com/about/ Tip jar (on my website): http://www.dcasler.com/tip-jar/ (provides a method to use your credit card via PayPal, Also describes Patreon) To pose an Ask Dave question: http://www.dcasler.com/ask-dave/ or http://www.ke0og.net/ask-dave/ To order the old Technician videos on DVD: http://dcasler.com/how-to-buy-technic... To order the most recent and up-to-date Amateur Extra videos on a thumb drive: http://dcasler.com/aevids-on-stick/ Theme music is "Sour Tennessee Red," by John Deley and the 41 Players, courtesy YouTube Music Library. I use drawings from OpenClipArt.org, including the "walking man" Technician training videos, see http://www.ke0og.net/training/ General training videos, see http://www.ke0og.net/general/ Amateur Extra training videos, see http://www.ke0og.net/extra/ List of the Ask Dave videos, see http://dcasler.com/ask-dave/#askdavelist Thanks to my sweet wife, Loretta, KBØVWW, for both audio and video assistance! (Her website is www.aldea-art.com.) My primary website: http://www.dcasler.com The ham radio part of my website (direct link): http://www.ke0og.net My publishing website: http://www.mtsneffelspress.com, where you can find my fantasy and science fiction books, as well as some local history books I publish for the Ridgway Railroad Museum and the Ouray County Historical Society My Amazon author page, which lists my print and Kindle books: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00471I0Q4. And I'm now reading (producing) audiobooks! See my first effort here: https://goo.gl/0GTHsW I'm often asked what equipment I use to create the videos. The devices include the Panasonic DMC-G7 camera, Panasonic HDC-TM90 video camera, GoPro Hero2 HD camera, Tascam DR-05 audio recorder, Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lapel microphone, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 digital camera, the Kodak Zi-8 video camera, my iPhone 5S, and Pentax K100D DSLR. Software used: CyberLink PowerDirector 13 on a Toshiba S55-A5294, also using Smoothdraw 4.0.5.0, FastStone Image Viewer 5.3, FastStone Capture 8.0, Audacity 2.1.1, LibreOffice 5.0.4.2, and Ink2Go 1.7.2. You can see how my studio is set up by viewing https://youtu.be/wFSQ8vtNA5A. Twitter: @dcasler"
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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