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Antennas -- Background Information

Nowadays, radio amateurs have access to many ways of designing and building their own antennas. In this section, I have included a few pointers for folks wishing to begin with designing, building and setting up their own antennas.

Those who are already familiar with this topic might wish to leave this section. Otherwise click on the links below.

Physical Length Of Half Wavelength v Free Space Wavelength    -- VERY important, but sometimes overlooked
Tuning And Testing Of Antennas    -- essential to get the best out of an antenna
Design By Computer    -- not so difficult -- easy options for beginners
Construction    -- be safe!     -- and beware of high voltages!
Reference    -- read all about it!