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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Discover the Discone for HF. Post #906.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5U2_D_G5zE. Nice, compact tutorial from Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) on the theory, design, and use of HF Discone Antennas.  Although most discone antennas seem to be used on the amateur radio VHF/UHF bands and by public service agencies, there are a few HF discone antennas in use, particularly in military or government service.  The antenna is broadbanded and offers coverage from 40 meters through 10 meters. A HF discone antenna may be an interesting project. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit my news site at: http://www.kh6jrm.info. 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--Discover the Discone for HF. Post #712,

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your blog search box: https://youtu.be/N5U2_G5zE.  Here's another vertical antenna design borrowed from the military that could be worth adding to your "antenna farm."  In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) explains the theory, design, and operation of the HF Discone Antenna.  While many radio amateurs are familiar with VHF/UHF discone antennas, few of us have seen or used the larger version for HF.  This antenna contains a lot of wire and takes time to design and build properly.  The trade off is an antenna with a broader bandwidth than your usual vertical monopole.  For more details on this antenna, please visit:  https://archive.org/stream/73-magazine-1985-05/05_May_1985#page/n17/node/2up.  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