80 Meter Half-Square Antenna



How would you like to improve the performance of your 80 meter HF antenna?

All you have to do is follow Don Johnson's (N4DJ) suggestions and build a "classic" half-square antenna.  The antenna is bidirectional and exhibits  some gain broadside to the antenna.

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This is post 2569 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

If you don't have room for the 80 Meter Half-Square, try building one for 20 or 15 meters.  Either way, this antenna will add some RF "power" to your signal.

Here are a few comments from Don:

My 80 meter bent half square was probably the best antenna I ever had. I had it broadside to Europe at my Hampton Va QTH, I had it broadside to the Pacific area for one contest at my New Kent location and then installed it again broadside to Europe. Very hard to work Europe off the ends so I took about 5 hours to rotate it. Only rotated it once!
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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



 

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