Best Antenna For Long-Haul DX


If you want better DX performance from your HF antenna, then this informative, often entertaining video tutorial from Callum McCormick (M0MCX) may be what you need.

Callum discusses how to design an antenna that has a low take-off angle--a key factor in getting better distance for your antenna.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aONck5uraE

This is post 2750 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here are some comments from Callum:

The vast majority of DX signals arrive between 3 and 8 degrees off the horizon. This is why I base my antenna models at 5 degrees. Manufacturers do not tell you this, they tell you MAXIMUM antenna gain, regardless of where the signal is going. I think that's crackers. BTW, here's the two research papers I discuss: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QEX_Ne... https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/jre... Enjoy your radio, have fun and more importantly, experiment! Callum, M0MCX #hamradio #dx #antenna
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).
 

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