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How To Make A NVIS HF Radio Antenna. Post #1207.

If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_VmFGVAR7k, NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) antennas are perfect for local, state, and regional communications during portable or emergency operations.  NVIS antennas radiate signals at a high angle, making them ideal for coverage out to approximately 300 miles/486 kilometers.  I've used low-slung dipoles (approximately 17-feet/5.182 meters above ground) for local Hawaii nets and rag chews around the state. In this video from "Commsprepper", we learn how to set up a basic NVIS antenna based on a design from W9WIS (http://w9wis.us/NVIS.html). This antenna is simple, easy to erect, and inexpensive.  Other NVIS antennas can be configured as tuned end-fed wires, low level loops, and even magnetic loops. Have some fun and build a NVIS antenna today. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please check these websites: http://w