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NVIS-A Way to Build One. Post #1617.

NVIS-A Way to Build One. Post #1617. Author:  Stacy Holbrook (KH6JRM). Accessed on 15 September 2018, 1557 UTC, Post #1617. Please click link to read the full article and to view the supporting videos. Comment: Do you need a reliable, sturdy, and inexpensive antenna for local or regional communications?  If you do, a simple NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) HF antenna may be what you're looking for.  These high-angle radiators provide consistent coverage out to approximately 500 miles/810 kilometers, depending on propagation and weather conditions.  I've used a simple 40 meter NVIS antenna mounted 16 feet/4.87 meters above ground level to check in to the Hawaii Interisland Net. My signal reports vary from 57 to 59. In this post, Stacy (KH6OWL) provides a simple tutorial on getting started in NVIS communications. He provides drawings, photos, and three outstanding videos to explain the t