Without aerials, our signals wouldn’t travel very far – I’m a great believer in using the best aerial possible for a given situation (ie: band in use, type of contacts desired and space available). An efficient aerial beats more power any day of the week and the benefits of a good aerial for receive should be obvious.
Here’s a list of the aerial projects that I have – the links below will take you to the relevant page:
- 2m Slim-Jim
What is the best /P VHF FM aerial ever? This one!
- 20m Loop
It runs around the roof of the PZT Shack…
- 40m Linear-Loaded Dipole
40m into 50ft does go! An easy way to get a 40m Dipole into a typical garden
- 80m “Cobra” Doublet
Yet another way to get a low HF band into a garden-variety garden
- 1:1 Choke Balun
Simple and effective choke for use with a Doublet or G5RV
- 4:1 Current Balun
For use with off-centre-fed Dipole/Windom or Doublet
- CobWeb Aerial
CobWeb/CobWebb: 5 bands, 1 square – and it looks like a clothes line. What’s not to like?
- Copper-Pipe Drive-On Base
Home-brew solution to the infamous drive-on aerial base
- HF 40/30/20/17m Linked Dipole
Be resonant with a few bits of wire and some crocodile-clips
- Multi-Band “Fan” Dipole
Several bands, a few wires – 1 feeder
If you’re having trouble finding something – please use the search box…