How to setup a long wire antenna
Schematics for ICOM KENWOOD and YAESU Radio to PC Interfaces
GAP Titan DX maintenance and SWR fixes.
One of the most useful antennas in the repertoire is the Marconi or quarter wave grounded vertical antenna. Its invention made it possible to halve the length of antennas, simplifying communications, especially at HF and below.
designing for MF and LF communications When radio began, it started with low frequency communications, which it was thought was the answer to long distance communications. Since then we have seen the development of sky wave communications on HF frequencies, followed by the proliferation of communications system using the VHF and UHF direct wave and
When you connect centre fed antennas, like dipoles, Vs, triangles, yagis, rhombics, loops and so on, to coaxial cable, unless care is taken, it is not difficult to end up with feeder radiation.
About folded dipole antennas
Do these things do exactly what they say they do – or are they total hogwash? Have you seen the ads? This device will match your long wire to your receivers 50 ohm input? Firstly a long wire on HF would be on 28 MHz longer than 120 foot and on the lower bands it just
Another antenna added from the antenna plan is a 160 meter ¼ wavelength inverted L. A 130 foot length of 12 gauge PVC covered stranded wire slopes up from the ground system to the 40 foot level of the 45 foot tall fiberglass flagpole (about 60 feet of wire length) and then proceeds about 70
The Gamma match is the most used matching device used for yagi beams. What it does is: A Yagi almost never has an impedance of 50 ohms. In other chapters i told that Gain, bandwith, F/B etc. all relate to eachother these figures are never all high at one point. A well designed yagi has