Antenna Types and Terminology

An excellent, informative presentation from Dave Casler (KE0OG).  Dave discusses the types of antennas used by radio amateurs (hams) and the terms used to describe antenna performance.

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This is post 2837 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here are some comments from Dave:

This video explores amateur radio HF antennas, looking at various types of interest to those new to the hobby. It also provides a brief overview of gain antennas. Thank you to viewer Ty Williams for suggesting this video. Thank you for watching my videos! My channel, "Ham Radio Answers," is here to help you become an active, on-the-air amateur radio operator! I am unique in that I provide the only set of YouTube training videos that accompany the ARRL license manuals, section for section. I try hard to answer every Ask Dave question individually if I can. Credits: Music (Sour Tennessee Red) courtesy YouTube Audio Library: I often use graphics from -- a great source! I also frequently use photos and videos from I'm often asked what equipment I use to create the videos. The devices include the Panasonic HDC-TM90 video 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, FastStone Image Viewer 5.3, FastStone Capture 8.0, Audacity 2.1.1., and LibreOffice You can see how my studio is set up by viewing To learn more about me, visit: Tip jar (on my website): (describes both how to use the YouTube method and provides a method to use your credit card via PayPal) To pose an Ask Dave question: or To order the Technician videos on DVD: Technician training videos, see General training videos, see Amateur Extra training videos, see List of the Ask Dave videos, see My primary website: The ham radio part of my website (direct link): My publishing website:, 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: And I'm now reading (producing) audiobooks! See my first effort here: Twitter: @dcasler


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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