Surfing Youtube, I just discovered this amazing video that demonstrate in a very uncommon but efficient way how yagi antenna works.
This week-end I’ve finally setup my new vertical antenna.
I’ve taken some snapshots during the assembling procedure and will post later on in a dedicated page.
After evaluating HF vertical antennas I’ve finally choosen and ordered my new vertical hf antenna.
Gap Titan DX is the choosen one.
According to characteristics and price the Titan resulted the one with the best price / performance ratio.
I ordered at Wimo (german ham radio dealer) and it arrived in 3 days via UPS.
Best price and fast delivery, thanks folks at wimo.
More posts will come about antenna setup
– GAP Titan DX
– Cushcraft R8
– Ecomet 7+
– Butternut HF6V
– Hy-Gain AV-640
At time writing the preference is going to the GAP antenna…
I will post soon here some more reports from reviews and tech specifications as well as best prices from european dealers.
G5RV verses Superloop 80
Many operators with small lots, a G5RV is what can fit for the 80 and 40 meter bands. The G5RV is 102 feet long and has a 34 foot
section of twinlead followed by coax into the shack, possibly with some sort of RF choke on the coax. The ends are typically supported by ropes up in
the trees. An 80 meter dipole would be about 134 feet long.
A tiny lot is limited in antenna potential and zoning laws prevent real towers.
RadioWorks “Superloop III” designed by Jim, W4FTU, and refined over the years, is a good alternative