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The ZS6BKW Multiband HF Antenna

This is the antenna for you guys who want to get on HF effectively, and haven’t too much space or cash to throw around. Actually, it’s a design from ZS6BKW (aka G0GSF), similar to the G5RV, but it actually resonates on five bands, (well 6, actually) and doesn’t rely on a tuner (ATU) to make…

Simple HF Baluns for 50/75 Ohm Systems

The following diagrams and tables show some simple 1:1 and 4:1 baluns for use between 1.8 and 30 MHz using twin transmission lines made from enamelled copper wire (ecw). The bifilar windings have been adjusted (spacing) to produce transmission lines with Zo of 50 or 75 ohms as required for best matching. These designs should…

Step-By-Step Construction of a 4:1 Current-Type Balun

Article by Charles Greene, W1CG My 4:1 current-type balun is wound on a FT-114-43 core. The FT-140-43 is a little easier to work with, and maybe the FT-140-77 would cover 160-10. This one is reasonably flat from 4.5 to 35 MHz but drops off a little at 3.5, 40-ohms with a 200 ohm resistor on…

HF Log Periodic Antenna
Log Periodic Antenna for 10-20 meters bands

A plan for HF Log Periodic Antenna working 10-20 meters band by VA2PHI Pictures originally available at