Fascinating very long, high gain cheap wire antennas


An interesting look at the theoretical and practical considerations of very long wire antennas.

Callum (M0MCX) does a good job of explaining the pros and cons of these oversized antennas.  Antennas, such as the classic Beverage Antenna, are excellent receiving tools for a wide variety of signals.  Beverage Antennas are mostly used for receiving.

Callum also touches upon the disadvantages of transmitting on long wire antennas, and describes the equipment needed to make these antennas usable for amateur radio transmissions.

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Here are some comments from Callum (M0MCX):

Interesting look at High-Gain and Extremely Long Wire Antennas (conceptual - I haven't tried these!). Apparently Dipoles and End Fed Antennas do this! Have you tried one? Do you have the space? Give it a go. Of course Beverage Antennas have similar characteristics (but work totally differently) which is why there are fab at RX. How to use this computer modelling program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfX_8... 73 Callum.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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