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Antenna projects


1. Home station

Loading up a G5RV as a vertical on various frequencies (video)

Adding 80m to a 40m dipole with little extra space required (video)

Build a trap dipole for 7 and 14 MHz (video)

A clothesline style folded dipole on multiple bands (video)

Antennas for confined spaces

The versatile end-fed wire

Quarter wavelength wire vertical needs no trimming (video)

Trying a fence loop antenna (video) and one with a balun (video)

Home station 100 watt magnetic loop for 40 metres

Home station QRP magnetic loop for 160 to 15m

RF out the window (getting a signal out with no direct connection) (video)

Making open wire feedline (video)

A home station tilting timber antenna mast (video)

A 12 metre Spiderbeam pole used at home (video)

Wire loop on the ground for HF receiving - how good? (video)

My worst ever antenna (video)


2. Portable antennas

Portable antenna masts

Antenna couplers galore!

A compact L-match ATU for portable use

Some notes on ground tuning units

15 portable HF wire antennas to try

The best portable antenna you've probably never heard of (video)

Switchable vee antennas on a single pole - how directive? (video)

The urban antenna forage

HF from a wire along the ground

Experiences with kite-supported wire antennas

The 'Shoddytenna' 160m vertical for portable use

Using sports oval light poles as an antenna on 160 metres

160 & 80m coax loop antenna and coupler

Roll up coax cable 40 - 20 metre magnetic loop

Five really compromised portable magnetic loops

Couple into tall poles with a Rowland Ring

Some simple portable antennas for 10 & 6 metres

Super simple 2m & 70cm antennas for FM, SSB & digital modes

Build a hanging dipole for 2 metres

4 element portable yagi for 2 metres

Importance of inspecting and maintaining antennas used in the salty air (video)


3. Pedestrian mobile and ultra-small antennas

Ultra-light pedestrian mobile magnetic loop for 40 to 10 metres

Pedestrian mobile magnetic loop for 40 to 10 metres

SummerLoop II: Pedestrian mobile magnetic loop for 20 to 6 metres

Hand held pedestrian mobile HF whip

Wadetenna for pedestrian mobile HF

Transmitting from public transport


4. The best antenna of the lot


Books by VK3YE

Ham Radio Get Started (USA)

Australian Ham Radio Handbook (Aust)

Hand-carried QRP Antennas

More Hand-carried QRP Antennas

99 things you can do with Amateur Radio

Getting back into Amateur Radio

Minimum QRP

Illustrated International Ham Radio Dictionary

Make your Passion Pay (ebook writing)


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