The best portable antenna you've probably never heard of

Thanks to Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) for this excellent tutorial on the pros and cons of the "Bobtail Curtain" antenna--a wonderful choice for low-angle DX contacts.

Although some construction expertise is needed for this antenna, the results far outweigh the time and effort used to design, make, and use this innovative antenna design.

I've been impressed with "Bobtails" and "Half-Squares" since my earliest radio experiences during ARRL Field Day events.  You'll be surprised how the higher HF bands (15-10 meters) come alive with these innovative antennas.

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Here are some comments from Peter (VK3YE):

A great antenna for HF portable QRP DX. Consider it if you want a low radiation angle for DX, don't have very tall masts and wish to operate on or near a conductive surface. A good write-up on the Bobtail Curtain is here: PS: If you liked this video please consider supporting Amateur Radio VK3YE by: * Subscribing on YouTube * Checking my books page at ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ * Shopping on Amazon via:, or * Shopping on eBay via: (then if you buy something I'll get a small commission at no cost to you)

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).



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