Lloyd Butler VK5BR evaluated the power efficiency of various Z Match Tuner configurations across antenna load conditions, uncovering discrepancies in performance across different frequencies and load resistances.
C1 250pF or more C2 250pF or more L1 31 mH 39 turns, 2 Inches (51mm) Diameter, 4 Inches (102mm) long. Tapped at 20T, 14T, 9T, 5T L2 0.25 mH 4 turns 1.2 Inches (30.5mm) Diameter, 2 Inches long. I used silver plated copper wire for L1 and L2. If you use enamelled copper wire,
By Kees Wiegers, PA5CW (ex-PA3BHS) It looked impossible to get a large beam for 20 meters up a tower, but it was something I always wanted. So after attending a presentation by John Devoldere, ON4UN, of Merelbeke, Belgium, I decided to try and build my own beam. At the presentation, John demonstrated software for designing
homemade loop antenna or loop aerial pages by N2DS Dave
Article by Dave N2DS A tuner like this has appeared with some of my high performance radios, such as my #35 and #50 sets. This type of tuner has worked very well with the accompanying detector board to make a nice dx crystal radio. My aim was to put as much versatility into this tuner
Solving and issue with WSJT-X not decoding signals
Homebrew antenna wire launcher
Shortening wires, or adding length to wire antennas. A simple method to calculate length.
Report of my recent operation in portable operation using a Yaesy FT-857D and an end-fed antenna.
Planning to setup a double bazooka antenna for 7 MHz during next months to verify performance of the Gap Titan DX on that band. I feel like the GAP is not so well performing on that band and I’m goint to setup for the CW portion of the 40 meters. This is the basic schema