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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--HF Antennas 101. Post #696.

HF Antennas 101 ( Accessed on 23 February 2016, 03:07 hrs, UTC. Author:  Van Field (W2OQI). Special thanks to Dean (KH6B) for running off a copy of this outstanding article. Please click title link or URL address to read the full article. I'm always searching for interesting antenna articles to add to my reference library.  Sometimes, the greatest antenna articles can be found in the " QST " archives.  Such is the case here. "HF Antennas 101" by Van Field (W2OQI) appeared in the September 2004 issue of "QST" published by the ARRL. Van's concise, accurate article lists "10 tips and truisms that every ham should know." Here's the list for easy reference: An antenna doesn't have to be resonant to work.  According to Van, a non-resonant dipole fed with television twin lead, 450-ohm ladder line, or homemade open-wire and an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner&