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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A Simple Wire Tuner. Post #914.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QwBiz_LB9M. Here's a simple, basic, but effective antenna transmatch or "tuner" for feeding random wires, especially half-wave end-fed antennas. Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) does an excellent job of explaining the theory, design, construction, and use of this simple device that will match the impedance of a long or random wire antenna to the impedance of your HF transceiver.  Be sure to use a good ground radial system with this type of antenna. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit my news website at http://www.kh6jrm.info. Be sure to check out the blog sidebars for more antenna and propagation information. Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A Simple Wire Tuner. Post #578.

If you're having difficulty in viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/6QwBiz_LB9M.  This simple, easily build antenna "tuner" is suitable for random wire antennas, especially end-fed half wavelength wire antennas.  A good, basic tutorial from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV).  There are commercial versions of this tuner available from several manufacturers, including MFJ.  But, you'll have more fun if you build your own antenna "tuner."  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A Simple Wire Tuner. Post #540.

If you're having trouble seeing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/6QwBiz_LB9M.  In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) show us how to build a simple line "tuner" for feeding random wire antennas, especially half-wave end-fed wires.  Used with this simple tuner and a counterpoise system, a random wire antenna can be used effectively and efficiently on amateur radio bands from 80 meters to 10 meters.  You can also buy commercial versions of this design from several manufacturers of amateur radio equipment.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--A Simple Wire Tuner. Post # 427.

Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) explains the theory and design behind a basic, but effective and efficient, antenna tuner for feeding random wires, especially half-wave, end-fed antennas. You can buy a similar antenna tuner from MFJ and other companies, but why not build your own and have the satisfaction of saving some money and working stations on a tuner you built yourself? It's important to remember that random wire antennas, including end-fed half-wave wires, need a decent ground radial system to work propertly. Even a minimal number of radials (4-8) for the lowest band of choice will get you plenty of contacts. Good luck and have fun with your own homebrewed antenna tuner. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. You can also find my Amateur Radio news at my news site: http://kh6jrm.net. You can follow our blog community with a free em-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks