The Clemens match is easy to make and reliable, and is preferable to a single Gamma match as it is balanced. I was first introduced to the Clemens match by G4IGO several years ago, Ken builds his in a slightly different way by putting the capacitor at the feeder end and connecting the far end
FIG. 1 shows the relative gain (loss) of an antenna (e.g., dipole or beam), under varying ground conditions, through the frequency range of 5-30MHz: A represents the curve under perfect ground conditions, B under average ground conditions (i.e., wet grassland), and C under poor ground conditions (dry desert). Note that the influence of ground conditions
The advent of new, affordable MF/HF/VHF radios in the last few months from virtually all the major manufacturers, has spurred a migration by more and more Hams to the Six Meter band. I’m often asked, “What antennas are best for Six Meters?”. Before answering a question like this, I must first ask the Ham what
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.
About J-POLE ANTENNAS by Mike Walkington, VK1KCK The J-Pole antenna is an omnidirectional antenna that can be used for base, mobile and field day stations. It does not need a ground plane, radials or a complicated matching system. The J-Pole can be cheaply, simply and quickly constructed using a variety of techniques, some of which
We come to recognize the proportionate shape and appearance of antennas. If we see a half wavelength dipole we recognize it for the antenna it is. When we see a Ground Plane antenna we know what it is. Its just the same as when we see a Ford automobile next to a Volkswagen we know
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Doty)Newsgroups: rec.radio.shortwaveSubject: Low Noise Antenna ConnectionDate: 26 Nov 1993 16:55:24 GMT It doesn’t take very much wire to pick up an adequate signal for anything but the crudest shortwave receiver. The difference between a mediocre antenna system and a great antenna system isn’t the antenna itself: it’s the way you feed signals
For someone surrounded by houses, power lines and trees, a 30m/98ft high tower is desirable. A high tower is also desirable for someone situated on perfectly reflecting ground, such as saltwater. However, in most “real world” cases, the 30m/90ft height is less advantageous than you might think. Why is this the case? The angle of