Random Wire Antenna for Ham Radio

According to UK radio amateur Peter Waters (G3OJV), a properly designed random wire antenna could be the perfect fit for a small urban lot or a backyard garden.

Peter discusses both the theory and practical design options for this "classic" ham radio antenna.

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Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Here are some comments from Peter (G3OJV):

The Random Wire Antenna has become popular again. It was once the prime antenna used by many ham radio stations. But now, with the advent of the 9:1 UnUn, the random wire has seen a resurgence in its popularity. Peter G3OJV, explains how it works and how it might be the antenna for your small garden. Palomar Engineers https://palomar-engineers.com (:1 UmUm https://www.hamradiostore.co.uk/ldg-r... Ham Radio Store https://www.hamradiostore.co.uk 00:00 - Introduction 02:12 - What is a Random Wire 05:14 - Compared with EFHW 06:41 - Gow does a Random Wire Work? 09:41 - Diagrams 14:33 - Calculating the length. 16:42 - VSWR and matching 19:25 - A new EFHW 20:34 - Summary

Introduction

What is a Random Wire

Compared with EFHW

Gow does a Random Wire Work?

Diagrams

Calculating the length.

VSWR and matching

A new EFHW

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