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Stealth Antenna Roofline Install

If you live in deed-restricted housing and need an inconspicuous HF antenna, then this short feature from Branvini Films is for you. The video shows how to install a MFJ-2010 Off Center Fed Dipole on a roofline. If you can see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfPmNq34WLk Here are some comment from the video: Here’s how I stealthily mounted our MFJ-2010 OCFD (40/20/10/6m) antenna on the rooftop/line and disguised the feedline in a fake downspout. Only visible from the street at certain angles. Helpful Links: - MFJ-2010: https://mfjenterprises.com/products/m... ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Antennas You Can Make for Small Gardens

Thanks to Peter of "Waters & Stanton" for this intriguing video covering short horizontal antennas for limited spaces. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsj31MOGGAg This is post 2730 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some of Peter's comments: We look at a couple of simple, short horizontal antennas that you can easily make. We include some ideas that offer multilane coverage. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Zero Five 27' (8.23m) Foldover Multiband Vertical Antenna

If you need a multiband HF vertical antenna for your deed-restricted property, please consider the Zero Five HOA 27' (8.23m) Foldover Multiband Vertical Antenna. In this video, Capt Darren (N4VFR) takes us step-by-step through the installation process.  When you're done operating for the day, just lower the antenna out of sight. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URl into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQZw4gTat0A This is post 2729 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comment from N4VFR: I'm showing you my setup of the Zero Five 27' HOA 10-40 meters foldover HF Antenna. Radial Plate from DX Engineering: https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/d... Zero Five Antenna: https://zerofive-antennas.com/product... ~~~~~ Video Contents ~~~~~ 00:00 Intro 01:02 Previous location of the Comet CHA250B Antenna 01:21 New location for my Zero Five Antenna 02:40 Unun Transformer 03:11 Ground Radi

7 Courtyard or Balcony HF Antenna Ideas

Radio amateurs who live in deed-restricted apartments or homes may find this video from Australian Amateur Radio operator Peter Parker (VK3YE) useful. Peter explores 7 simple HF antenna designs that will allow you to operate on most HF ham bands at minimal expense.   While these small-space antennas aren't too efficient, they will allow you to get on the air and make contacts. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv8X-O4BuMM This is post 2728 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Peter: Got little space at home? Live in a townhouse, apartment or villa? That doesn't mean you can't play HF. Watch for ideas on HF antennas in small spaces. PS: If you liked this video please consider supporting Amateur Radio VK3YE by: * Subscribing on YouTube, * Checking my books page at https://books.vk3ye.com​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ to see if any appeal, * Shopping on A

Stealth HOA, Shunt Fed HF Antenna

A "smart, fantastic" antenna idea for radio amateurs living in deed-restricted apartments and homes. Thanks to Eric of the "Ham Radio Concepts" website for this interesting solution to operating under HOA/CC&R restrictions. Here are some comments from Eric: Another way to beat the HOA commandos when you want to operate ham radio. This antenna can be very hard to notice at all if you set it up in a stealthy way. 80-6 meters, SWR less than 2:1 across 80-6m, and handles 100 watts. Links are below SUBSCRIBE https://tn07.com/ www.hamradioconcepts.com (Join the newsletter) www.facebook.com/hamradioconcepts www.patreon.com/hamradioconcepts Interested in obtaining your ham radio license? The best way to get started is at https://hamradioprep.com/ Use the code eric20 at checkout to save 20%. You will pass the exam on your first try or your money back. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Experimenting with a clothesline folded dipole antenna

Here's another fascinating antenna experiment from Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE). In this video, Peter shows how to use a clothesline to support a simple folded dipole antenna.  This antenna may help those living in deed-restricted apartments and homes. Here are some comments from Peter: This looked so simple and versatile I couldn't help not giving it a try. Especially as I already had the 4:1 balun and wire required. This is a simple folded dipole that can get you on more than its design band. Interested? Watch the video and read the QST article that inspired it here: http://www.arrl.org/hf-wire PS: If you liked this video please consider supporting Amateur Radio VK3YE by: * Subscribing on YouTube, * Checking my books page at https://books.vk3ye.com​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ to see if any appeal, * Shopping on Amazon via: https://amzn.to/3iiDQXv​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ , or * Shopping on eBay via: https://ebay.us/i9DuWP (then if you buy something I'll get a small c

Top 3 Portable HF Antennas

Here are the top 3 portable HF antennas chosen by the "K6ARK Portable Radio" website. While these antennas are perfect for SOTA (Summits On The Air) and other field operations, they can be used as "stealth antennas" for radio operators living in deed-restricted housing. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl1zdgWtbQk This is post 2725 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some general comments from K6ARK: My picks for SOTA and Portable Ops are tailored to my primary applications. Every antenna is a compromise in one way or another, and these three suit my needs in each respective application. There are certainly other great options. Size and weight are priorities for me typically, and these antennas are my top picks for most of my operations. What's your favorite portable HF antenna? Tell us in the comments below or post a video of your own. Mini EF

MFJ-1622 Apartment Antenna

Radio amateurs living in deed-restricted housing may find the MFJ-1622 useful for getting on the air. Mark Elzey shows us how to set up, tune, and use this simple, inexpensive antenna. The antenna uses a tapped coil and counterpoise to operate from 40 meters to 10 meters. I've used this antenna for portable and field operations without any problems.  Over the years, I've replaced the original coax feed line and modified the counterpoise to suit my requirements. Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

5 Tips for Ham Radio Antenna Building

Thanks to Hayden of the "Ham Radio DX" website for this informative, often inspiring discussion of how to build ham radio antennas. Hayden outlines 5 basic steps you must do before designing and using your "homebrew" antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cDB60r-rJw This is post 2723 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Hayden: Have you struggled with building quality ham radio antennas? High SWR? Problems with feedline? Well in this video I explore 5 common basic mistakes and tips for amateur radio antenna builders to help you get the most from your efforts. MFJ on: eBay: https://ebay.to/2W8S6tr Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HriQgv #HamRadio #MFJ #Antenna ✅ Subscribe Now to Ham Radio DX! https://bit.ly/2lvUGsD Ham Radio DX on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VK7HH/ Ham Radio DX on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamRadioDX

Effective Indoor Antennas

Thanks to David Casler (KE0OG) for this discussion of indoor antennas. If you live in deed-restricted housing or must disconnect antennas because of uncertain weather, then this video from the popular "Ask Dave" series is for you. Dave does an excellent job of explaining the various indoor antennas which can keep you on the air with minimum exposure to neighbors and bad weather. Here are some comments from David: Peirre, KM4WSJ, lives in Florida and is often victim to powerful lightning and thunder storms and is forced to disconnect his antenna. His question to Dave, Can you recommend a homebrew antenna that I could use indoors and could switch from the outdoor to the indoor during thunderstorms? Subscribe: https://youtube.com/user/davecasler . Ask Dave Playlist: https://goo.gl/inaQeB . Tip Jar: http://ke0og.net/tip-jar Edited by Callum Jakeman To learn more about me, visit: http://www.dcasler.com/about/ Tip jar (on my website): http://www.dcasler.com/tip-jar/ (provides