This article was obtained from VE3GK experiences, constructing and designing full size, single band stacked yagi antenna arrays, special rotating, electric powered, telescoping towers and rotators. All the test results are from first hand experiments. VE3GK kept a record of these experiments and construction details and offer them for your interest. HISTORY I started out
An AM loop antenna is one of the true marvels of electronics. Requiring no power, it takes advantage of the resonant properties of aninductor and a capacitor connected in parallel to receive weak AM stations. The “loop” part of the antenna is the inductor, and thetuning capacitor makes it resonate at a desired frequency.
The following are construction details of a 5 element 20 meter monobander antenna originally published by VE3GK. However, this particular yagi was run through a computer program and performed very well. It was also scaled to 70 cm on a test range by the late VE3UD, Bud Punchard and the results compared with the computer
VE3GK posted this interesting project about an HF Mobile multiband antenna. Can be remotely tuned.
The G5RV multiband antenna is a very popular design on the HF bands. The “common” G5RV is configured as a 3/2-wave dipole on 20 meters, and works as either a shortened dipole, or a collinear-fed long wire on the other bands. In this configuration, the overall length is 102 ft, with a 28 to 34
The Beverage (or “wave”) antenna was invented in the early 1920s by Dr. Harold H. Beverage. It was first discussed in a paper titled “The Wave Antenna – A New Type of Highly Directive Antenna” written by Beverage, Chester W. Rice and and Edward W. Kellogg for the journal of the American Institute of Electrical
This is a portable dipole I built for 20 meters. It works great. The SWR is really low. I would not recommend this for permanent use just because it is not build like a rock. It will do just fine for portable in the field operation. It is a great backpacking antenna. I only used
If you have any interest in antennas at all, fasten your seat belts and hang on to your hats, because what you are about to read here is going to blow you away. Conventional wisdom concerning antenna matching and resonating is about to be shattered and the principles revealed here might just be the start
Rhombic Antenna dimensions and plan for HF and VHF bands by N6JSX
A Quad antenna is a full wavelength conductor in the form of a square (or circle or diamond). It is actually two half wave dipoles spaced half wave length apart, bent at right angles at l/8th wavelength points and joined together. If the Quad is fed at either sides it is vertically polarized and if