Coax Cables Most CB and HAM radio operators use coaxial (coax) cable to feed their antenna. Another name for the cable you use to hook your radio to your antenna is “feed line”. Feed line is a generic term for all types of cable including coax. Coax has been around for a long time and
Antenna Basics Radio Waves Radio energy waves are waves of energy that are similar to light waves. In fact signals (radio waves) travel through the air at the speed of light. To understand how an antenna works you must first have a basic idea of the makeup of a radio wave. A radio wave can
The Cubical Quad Antenna. A great article about homebrewing a cubical quad antenna
Article by W2BRI After many requests by Ben W4KSY*, someone I consider to be my loop mentor, I decided to post a page about my 80 meter magnetic loop. The idea for this loop began with my purchase of a new vertical antenna. Now when you think of 26 feet of antenna, it doesn’t seem
A tri band dx wire antenna easy to build and very effective
If you have ever tried transmitting on HF from a tall block of apartments, where it’s just not possible to erect a substantial aerial system, then this article is for YOU!
A vertical antenna for HF Bands
PY1BEK Vertical antenna for ham radio – 40-meter ham band (7 MHz) This self-supported vertical antenna was made with aluminum tubes of 3 m in length that have an external diameter of 32 mm and a wall thickness of 1.2 mm. The total length of the radiating system is 10.33 m and its square-shaped base
The Double Bazooka Antenna, a simple to build, coax based and broad band.