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Amateur Radio

Antennas, etc



My choice of antennas has been governed by the limited space available to me and by my wish not to cause annoyance to my neighbours.

All of my antennas are home made. I began with antennas for 2m and 70cm before trying out various designs for operation at HF. I'm still working to discover optimum solutions for my situation.

Information presented here is not intended to be a complete study of antennas in general, but rather a report of my own progress in learning about antennas, and in building, testing and using them.

The Internet provides a lot of information about antennas. HOWEVER, experience has taught me that details are not always optimum and are sometimes contradictory, particularly with respect to dimensions specified for VHF/UHF antennas. My advice is to use the Internet, but to always thoroughly cross check information that is given.

I hope that you will find something of interest here.


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30/04/13