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.
Shortening wires, or adding length to wire antennas. A simple method to calculate length.
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
About vertical antennas by W1ICP
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