Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label G5RV Antenna Explained.

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--G5RV Antenna Explained. Post #709.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box:  Here's an interesting HF antenna that may prove valuable on your antenna farm, no matter how modest. In this excellent video tutorial from"Alton Antenna Arrays", we learn the basic theory, design , and operation of the popular G5RV HF antenna.  The original design comes from the inventive mind of the late Louis Varney (G5RV), who created this antenna design for the 20 meter band .  The antenna resembles a dipole, but with each antenna element being 3/4 wavelength long, making the antenna a 3/2 wavelength antenna with several useful lobes.  The antenna can be use on several HF amateur radio bands with an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"). The antenna really shines as a monoband antenna for whatever band you choose. In this video, the G5RV has been adapted for the 12 meter band (24.9 MHz ). This antenna is easily made