Bobtail Curtain Antenna.

The "Bobtail Curtain Antenna" is one of those "classic" amateur radio antennas that is seldom seen these days, owing to the fairly large space and construction complexity involved in deploying this antenna.

However, if you have an experimental frame of mind, you may want to build one of these antennas for your next ARRL Field Day adventure.

The only time I used one of these antennas, was a few years ago when the "Coconut Island DX Association" erected a 10 meter version of Kurt Sterba's bidirectional, monoband, broadside HF array.  The performance of this antenna was excellent, even running powers of less than 50 watts.

In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) explores the theoretical and practical aspects of this "classic" antenna.

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Here are a few comments from Stan (W1GV):

A bidirectional, monoband, broadside wire array for HF.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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