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  ANTENNA THEORY AND BASICS

Antenna Basics and Theory -- WOW -- See this One -- From Navy Training Series
Antenna Basics and Theory -- From Ian C. Purdie, VK2TIP
Antenna Basics and Theory -- Excellent Tutorial From Scott's Pages
Antenna Basics and Theory -- Excellent From Integrated Publishing
Antenna Tutorial -- From AeroCom
Antenna Basic Radiation Theory-- From The ARRL
Antenna Basics and Theory --  Excellent - From VK2DQ
Antenna Construction Tips -- Metals to use. From Bob Hejl - W2IK
Antenna Design Information & Software -- From S-Meter.Net
Antenna Dimension Calculators -- From The Antenna Elmer - Click On Antenna Type
Antenna Dimensions Calculator-- Dipoles From AMANDX
Antenna Dimensions Calculator - Dipoles From KWARC
Antenna Height? -- How High Should They Be? -- By Mike Banz, AA3RL
Antenna Tuner Theory -- From The ARRL
Antenna Tuners and SWR -- From The ARRL
Antenna Tuners - How to use
Baluns What Do They Do -- From W7EL
Baluns -- IZ7ATH
Baluns and Choke Baluns -- From Ian C. Purdie, VK2TIP
Baluns - W8JI Antenna Articles  Toroid Balun Winding * Balun and Transformer Core Selection * Transmitting Baluns 

Choosing Wire For An Antenna
Coaxial Cable Trap Building --
BY Greg Ordy W8WWV
Electromagnetic Waves and Antennas - By Sophocles J. Orfanidis - Lots Of Math! MATLAB library of same
Feed-Lines & Impedance Matching - From "Your Remote S-Meter" Pages
Ground & Radial Systems -- From Butternut
Ground and Radial Systems -- From SteppIR Antennas
Ground Characteristics, Lightning Protection Grounds, Radio Frequency Grounds, and Practical Grounding Systems. From "Your Remote S-Meter" Pages
Ground Systems -- From W8JI

Height Of Dipoles - Patterns By AA3RL
Lightning Protection -- Four Articles
Loaded Antennas - From Tom W8JI
Noise -- Technical article about noise and receiving/ receiving antennas  From Tom W8JI
QuarterWave Antenna installation notes -- includes ground/raised radial info -- From Butternut
Radials and Ground Systems -- From Butternut
Radials and Ground Systems -- From SteppIR
Radiation And Fields -- From Tom W8JI
Radiation Resistance -- From Tom W8JI
Slingshot method for hanging SkyWires
Stacking Yagi Antennas -- From the ARRL
Stacking Yagis -- Same band and different bands -- From G3SEK
Stacking Yagis -- From Grantronics
Stacking Yagis - From Astron Wireless
Transmission lines, coax, swr, waveguides -- loaded with info. From AllAboutCircuits
Traps -- Excellent From Tom W8JI
  Tuner, Antenna - How to use. Also shows basic station interconnections - From Hamuniverse.com
Vertical Antennas - Dirty Little Secrets, Ground/Radial Systems - Click On Tech Notes
Vertical Antenna Design -- Trap and Loading Coil Losses With Vertical Antennas By  W0DN
The Effects of VSWR on Transmitted Power --By James G. Lee, W6VAT
Simple Z Match Tuner - Via Lloyd Butler VK5BR


  MAJOR ANTENNA PAGES


The Antenna Elmer By AC3L & N3LSS -- Design your own HF/VHF/UHF dipoles, Folded dipoles, Inverted Vees, Ground Plane, Half Wave Vertical, 5/8 Wave Vertical, Quads, 2 Meter Beams, Quarter wave line matching and lots more.

The DxZone has nearly 600 Antenna Articles

ARRL Antenna Projects Web Page -- Includes  Beams/Yagis, Dipoles, J-Poles, Loops, Mobiles, Quads, Slopers, Trapped Antennas, Verticals, Other HF Antennas, VHF Antennas

Antennas A Bunch -- From Ham Radio Spectrum

Dr. Ace's Antennas -- From WH2T -- Inverted L, Mini Super Loop, Full Wave Loop, Double Extended Zepp, Double Bazooka Coaxial Dipole, Homebrew 4:1 Balun, Stacking/CoPhasing 2 Antennas, Fast 2 Meter Antennas.

Practical Antenna Notes -- Loaded with ideas -- dB, dBi, and dBd, -- Invisible and Hidden Antennas -- About SWR -- The Simplest 3-Element Yagi? --- All Via L. B. Cebik

Antenna Application Notes -- From Eagle 1St --  Antenna and Feedline Measurements, Return Loss Bridge Basics, Duplexer Tuning using Bridge, Replaceable Pin "N" Connector, Reflected Power Measurements, Spectrum Analyzer Measurements. This document has been recently upgraded to take advantage of the CSS system and have also added a button to allow the note to be downloaded as a PDF.

Antenna Design and Software From G4FGQ -- Loaded -- many antenna design programs, coax rating, ferrites and toroids, Groundwave propagation, much much more.

N4UJW Antenna Design Lab --- Loaded

N0LX Antenna Page - Lots of Mobile Antennas 

W8JI Antenna Articles  -- Receiving * Crossfire Phasing * Transmitting * Combiner and Splitters * Toroid Balun Winding * Balun and Transfomer Core Selection * Omega and Gama Matching * Detuning Towers * Radiation Resistance * Transmitting Baluns * Traps * Loading Inductors * Radiation and Fields * E-H Antenna * Phasing Systems * Mobile and Loaded Antennas

Massive Antenna Page -- From "Your Remote S-Meter" Pages


GENERAL ANTENNA PAGES
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ANTENNAS BY BAND
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HF MULTI-BAND & TRI-BANDERS
VERTICAL ANTENNAS

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AM Loop Antennas
Antennas from QRZ Shareware -- over 40 antenna files
ARRL Antenna Projects
Loaded With Many Antenna Projects
AA3PX Antenna Page
-- Conversations with Dr. Harold H. Beverage
Antenna Analyzers
-- Manufacturers
Antenna Discussions
-- Lots Of Antenna Info From the CQ Contest Archives
Antenna Discussions
-- Tons of Antenna & Tower Info From the Tower Talk Archives
Antennas for Portable Use -- Comparisons 
Antenna Height? -- How High Should They Be? -- By Mike Banz, AA3RL
Antenna Projects From The YCCC
-- Click On
Articles -- Double-L For 80/160, Two Wire Beverage, A Poor Man's 160 Meter 4-Square, Using a 4 square Vertical Phased Array to improve your 80 and 160 meter signal, -- From The Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Antenna System Evaluator -- From KD6DKS
Antennex -- The Ham Antenna Magazine -- all about antennas -- on line 
All-band Wire Antenna
- From Joe Tyburczy, WB1GFH

BackPack Antennas -- From HFpack, The HF Portable Group.
Balloon and Kite Antennas On The Top Band -- From  G4VGO
Balloon Antennas -- From HCDX
Baluns From IZ7ATH
Battle Creek Special
-- Info From PI4CC Contest Club
Battle Creek Special -- Info From OK1RR -- Under Antennas
Bazooka Antennas
-- From WE6W
Double Bazooka

Beams/Yagis  -- From The ARRL
Beverage Antennas -- From The DX Zone
Broadside Arrays -- From Integrated publications
Broomstick Special -- A compact, easy-to-build shortwave antenna 
BuddiPole HomeBrew -- From W3FF 

Carolina Windoms - W2BLC
Coax Connector Installation 
Coaxial Monopole -- From OE1MWW
Coaxial Collinear Antennas
COILS Base, Top Loading, Matching Networks, SWR, Open Wire Line -- Tons More From G4FGQ
Collinear Arrays  -- From Integrated publications
Corner Reflector Antennas -- From By VE3RGW
Cross Field Antennas
-- by Maurice C. Hately GM3HAT & Ted Hart W5QJR
Cubical Quad Antennas --- From The ARRL
Cubical Quads 10-12-15 Meters From IZ7ATH
Cubical Quad - Multiband - By EI7BA
Cushcraft R5 Vertical Maintenance and Repair  -- Click on ANT, then the little colored circle next to the word Cushcraft. Nice article well done
Cushcraft R5 Matching Unit Rebuild -- by G0WCW using EI7BA method
Cushcraft R7 Vertical...Maintenance and Repair
Cushcraft Trap - Coaxial Capacitor Repair - R5, R7, etc, 

 
DDRR Antennas
Dipoles -- From The ARRL
Dipole Antenna Calculator and construction details -- From AMANDX
Center-Fed Half-Wave Dipole - Nice Illustration From K7MEM
Discone Antenna Design -- From QRZ
Discone Antenna Project - From  William Sheets K2MQJ and  Rudolf F Graf KA2CWL
Discone -  Parabolic   -  by Mike Lake KD8CIK - Highest gain discone antenna ever!
Dipole Height -- How High??
Double Extended Zepp Dipole -- Cut for 15 Meters
Duplexer (Diplexer) 2m / 70cm  AND Duplexer (Diplexer) HF + 6m / 2m + 70 cm    HB9ABX
DXpedition Antennas for Salt Water Locations - Vertical Or Yagi ??

EH Antenna Forum -- Yahoo
EH Antennas - How They Really Work From Tom W8JI
EggBeater Antenna - VHF/UHF From Jerry, K5OE
EggBeater Antenna - Commercial Product From M squared -- See EB-144 "Eggbeater"
EME Antennas -- Loaded With Big Antennas 
End Fed Half Wavelength Antenna -- From  AA5TB  
Tuner Design for Half-Wave Vertical & Similar-Length End-Fed Antennas From R.J.Edwards G4FGQ ©

End-Fire Arrays -- From Integrated publications

Fan Dipole For QRP -- From M0WYM
Ferrite Loop Antenna -- for BC band -- From Oceanstate Electronics 
Fiber Glass Rods And Tubes -- From Max Gain Systems
Four Square Vertical Phased Array
-- From The Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Flags and Pennants
-- Receive antennas for limited space with good noise rejection.
Folded Dipoles
Four Dollar All Band Antenna -- From Joe Tyburczy, WB1GFH
Full Wave Loop Antenna 10M thru 80M  -- From Western Canada's Ham Radio YL Site
FVR Spitfire Array -- From The Yankee Clipper Contest Club

G5RV Design and length Considerations -- From AA1LL
Grounding Is Key To Good Reception
-- From John Doty
GRASSWIRE
-- By K3MT

Hair-Pin MonoPole -- A shorty From Wilfred Caron
Half Square Antennas -- From K3KY 
Half Wave End Fed, No Radials Antenna -- From OE3MZC
Halo Antenna 2M-- From N2KBK
Halo Antenna 2M Square -- From N4UJW
Halo Antenna 6M -- From W3DHJ
HenTenna -- From The N4UJW Antenna Design Lab
New HF Antenna  From HB9ABX -- new, revolutionary design allows construction of small HF antennas to provide the same efficiency as large antennas.
HF Antennas - Various -- From The ARRL
HF- and VHF-Yagi-antennas - HomeBrew -- From DK7ZB
Height Of Dipoles - Patterns By AA3RL
Hexagonal Beam - via EI7BA
MegaHex Beam 30/40 Meter -- From K7HC
HT Extension Antenna  -  The Tiger Tail

IK-STIC -- multi-band vertical dipole antenna used for quick set-up and quick band change -- From W2IK
IK-STIC 2 vertical, all band, antenna, 25 feet tall, under 5 pounds! With a tuner covers the amateur radio HF bands from 40 - 10 Meters.
Inverted L Antennas By Arnie Coro(CO2KK) 
Inverted Vee Antenna -- From The N4UJW Antenna Design Lab
Inverted Vee Antenna Design -- Nice Illustrations - From K7MEM

J-Poles -- From The ARRL
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) - By KB0YKI 2M, 220, 440, 6M
J-Poles Antennas -- Dimensions, matching, everything -- from Bux CommCo -- Be sure to read importance of a decoupling loop.
K3KY Low Band Antennas
 
KQ6XA -- HF Antenna for the Micro-Light Backpacking Enthusiast 
K6STI Receiving Loop
K9AY Receiving Loop
Kite Antennas - From G3CWI
Kites For Lifting Antennas  From The Hawaii Ham Radio Information Pages
Kites For Antenna Lifting - From G6LFT / M0CUQ

 Ladder-Line  Back Pack Special -- From W2IK
Liquid Antennas -- Not April 1 stuff
Log Periodic Antenna Calculator
Full Wave Loop Antenna 10M thru 80M  -- From Western Canada's Ham Radio YL Site
Loops -- From The ARRL

Loop Antennas -- Plans for each Amateur Band
Loop Antenna Forum -- Yahoo -- Needs subscribing but lots of info here
Low Band Antennas -- From K3KY

Mac Antenna Master Software
 
Magnetic Loops for HF -- From W2BRI
HF Magnetic Loop Antennas -- By Glenn C Sperry, KI6GD
Magnetic Loops -- By Wolfgang DJ3TZ
Magnetic Loop Antenna -- From HB9ABX
Magnetic Loop Design -- From QRZ
Magnetic Loop Antenna's
Magnetic Loop Antenna 10-30 Mhz  -- From Matthew G0VBC 
Microwave Antenna HandBook -- From W1GHZ
Mobile Antennas -- From The ARRL
Mobile Dual Band VHF/UHF Antenna -- Homebrew Project from VE3RGW
Mobile HF Antenna  By HB9ABX


10-80m MOBILE HF MULTIBAND ANTENNA PROJECT - From Mark D. Lowell, N1LO

Moxon Antenna Projects -- 17M and 20M Via KD6WD

About Mobile Dual-Band 2m/440 -- Roger K6XQ advises - Can I build a 2m/440mhz 5/8 mobile antenna? A 1/4 wave on 144 MHz is 3/4 wave on 440. The SWR is usually acceptable on the 3rd harmonic, although that is partly due to the increased feeder losses on 440. But SWR is not the whole story. A 3/4 wave radiator on 440 has radiation lobes that send some of your signal at high angles, not toward the horizon where you probably want it. This is usually not so severe to make the antenna unusable, and may be considered a reasonable compromise for the dual band coverage. A 5/8 wave antenna on 144 MHz is 15/8 waves on 440. If you do the simple math you will see that on 440 you will have almost a 2 wavelength antenna, which is becoming what we call a "long wire" on the HF bands. As you probably know, a long wire radiates with multiple lobes, the largest of which are toward the ends of the wire. In other words, most of your signal will be radiated up toward the sky. The reason for the coil in commercial dual band antennas is to phase the antenna currents so you actually end up with two colinear elements which both radiate at low angles, reinforcing each other and providing gain. Without the phasing coil you get multiple undesirable lobes. Also keep in mind that 5/8 wave is NOT a resonant length. There are several ways to compensate for the reactance at the base of a 5/8 wave radiator, the easiest being to add a small inductance in series which makes the antenna electrically equivalent to a 3/4 wave. (3/4 wave is resonant, as you have already discovered). Given that the gain advantage of a 5/8 wave antenna over a 1/4 wave antenna is probably not noticeable except under the most difficult conditions, and even then may or may not make a difference, my suggestion is to stick with the 1/4 wave antenna. It is simple and works OK.

NVIS I- Near Vertical Incident Skywave Antennas -- By Patricia Gibbons - WA6UBE
NVIS II - Near Vertical Incident Skywave Antennas  Via WB5UDE
NVIS III -- For Emergency EmComm folks -- From  Bob, W2IK

 Parabolic Discone by Mike Lake KD8CIK - Highest gain discone antenna ever!
Petlowany Three-Band Burner Antenna  -- Trapless short vertical antenna - Resonant on 20, 15 and 10 meters, without traps, 12 and 17M with a tuner. From David, N5IZU
Phasing Arrays - Vertical Antennas -- From Butternut
Portable Antennas -- From The Ham Club At University of Hawaii at Manoa
Portable Antennas -- From HFPack
P
ortable dual-band antenna for 20 and 10 meters. - The Flower Pot Antenna from IZØFYL

QRZ Shareware Collection antennas -- over 40 antenna files
Quad Antenna Calculator -- From KD6DKS Quads By EI7BA
Quad Antennas --- From The ARRL
Quad - Multiband - By EI7BA

Rhombic Antennas 30M - 6M -- From KC0FVV
Rhombic Antennas -- From Integrated publications
Rhombic Antennas -- From Ian Cummings
Feedback Rhombic -- -- From Ross  W1HBQ
Roof Top Tower -- By KB0YKI
Rotary Dipole For 17 And 20
Rubber Duck Antennas

Satellite Antennas
Shortwave Receiving Antennas
Skywire Loop Antenna -- From The ARRL
Skywire Loop -- From Matthew G0VBC
Slinky Antennas -- From Antennas and More
Slinky Antenna for $10 -- From KG6IIR
Sloper Antennas -- From The ARRL
St Louis Vertical -- From The American QRP Club
Stealth Antennas
Sterba Curtain Antennas
Sterba Curtain Antennas -- From Ham Universe
Sterba Curtain 40M -- from KB8PGW

T2FD Antenna
T-Hunt Antennas
Telrex Antenna Trap Repair -- From N6KI
Tiger Tail HT Extension Antenna
Transmission Line Calculator -- From AA3RL
Traps From VE3GK
Trapped Antennas -- From The ARRL
Turnstile Antennas -- From Integrated publications
  Tower Talk Archives -- Lots of advice from a reflector
Tower Installation -- Photos From W5AJ
Tower Installation -- See how KO4BB did it
Tower/Antenna Raising -- From Dr. Dave
US Tower Specs, Base Data & More
Titan Tower Specs, Base Data & More  Via Champion Radio
MARC - The Mast, Antenna, And Rotor Calculator Via Champion Radio

Vee Antennas -- From Integrated publications Vertical Antennas -- From The ARRL
Vertical Wide Band 7-21 MHz -- The RXO Unitenna -- from G3RXO
Vertical Antennas - Dirty Little Secrets, Ground/Radial Systems, Phased Arrays of Short
Vertical Antennas, Why Radials?- A MUST READ - From Butternut antennas Click On Tech Notes
Vertical Antenna Loading Coils -- see LOADCOIL * Design short vertical antenna and loading coil. From Reg, G4FGQ
Vertical Antenna Phasing Arrays - From Butternut Antennas
Vertical Antennas & Ground Screens -- By N6RK
VHF Antennas - Various -- From The ARRL

W5QJR Antenna Via Antennex
W5GI Mystery Antenna  Kit -- Kit is at the bottom of the FAQ page, or homebrew info on main page
Water Antennas -- Not April 1 stuff
WaveGuide Tin Can Antennas -- From Gregory Rehm
Windom - 6 Bands - From K3MT and daughter KF4LGR

Yagi -- OWA -- Optimized Wideband Antenna -- Follow On Page By NW3Z
Yagi Optimized Wideband Antennas By NW3Z 
Yagi/Beams
-- From The ARRL
Yagi Designs - Lots and Lots -- From TEARA - Click on Knowledge Quest, then topic.
Stacking Yagis -- From The ARRL
Wire Yagis -- from VE7CA

Double Extended Zepp Dipole -- Cut for 15 Meters
Zip Cord Wire As Transmission Lines and Radiators -- From The ARRL -- Click On Other HF Antennas
ZL Special -- From The ARRL -- Click On Other HF Antennas



160 Meter Antennas
160M/80M Coaxial Receiving Loops -- By KC2TX
Balloon and Kite Antennas On The Top Band -- From  G4VGO
Battle Creek Special -- Info From PI4CC Contest Club
KE4UYP Top-Fed 1/4 Wave Linear Loaded Vertical For 160M
K5OE Antennas --  HF Antennas 40/80/160 55 ft Vertical
Low Band Antenna -- From K3KY
Verkürzte Antennen -- Short Dipoles and Verticals for 160m & 80m -- From DJ9RB
Skywire Loop Antenna
-- From The ARRL
Verticals



80 Meter Antennas
Antenna Projects From The YCCC -- Double-L For 80/160, Two Wire Beverage, A Poor Man's 160 Meter 4-Square, Using a 4 square Vertical Phased Array to improve your 80 and 160 meter signal, -- From The Yankee Clipper Contest Club
Verkürzte Antennen
-- Short Dipoles and Verticals for 160m & 80m -- From DJ9RB
160/80/40 Meters - 55-Foot Vertical From K5OE
VE3GK's Homebrew Site -- 80M Rotating 2 element Quad
Verkürzte Antennen -- Short Dipoles and Verticals for 160m & 80m -- From DJ9RB
Wire Antenna for 75 and 80 Meters -- From Ross  W1HBQ
40M/80M Trap Dipole -- From QRZ
80/40 Meter Vertical From EI7BA
80 Metre Slinky Dipole For QRP - From M0WYM
80 Meter Inverted Vee From GERRY VE3GK  
80 Meter Antenna
-- Reduced Size For Small Lots
2 EL SHORT BOOM 80M YAGI From VE6WZ.
Short Dipole for 80M
-- From 4S7NR
80 Meter Frame  Antenna -- From Harry Lythall - SM0VPO
Full Wave Loop Antenna 10M thru 80M  -- From Western Canada's Ham Radio YL Site
KE4UYP Top-Fed 1/4 Wave Linear Loaded Vertical For 80M
KE4UYP RSBVE (Reduced Size Broad Elevation Verticals) For 80M
KE4UYP Top-Fed 3/4 Wave Linear Loaded Vertical For 80M
Verticals

60 Meter Antennas
KE4UYP RSBVE (Reduced Size Broad Elevation Verticals) For 60M Verticals



40 Meter Antennas
40M Shortened Loop -- By Ben Smith, W4KSY Via Antennex
NVIS Roost Emergency Antenna Kit By Bob W2IK
WB0NNI 40 Meter Linear Loaded Vertical
K5OE Antennas --  HF Antennas 40/80/160 55 ft Vertical
St. Louis Vertical -- By Dave Gauding, NF0R
DDRR - for 40M -- Directional Discontinuity Ring Radiator Antenna
40M Beam  -- From QRZ

40M Triangular Full-Wave Vertical Loop Antenna -- From W5DXP
40M/80M Trap Dipole -- From QRZ
40 Meter Delta Loop By PY4VE Via K4TX
ShortyForty Dipole -- By W5VM Via K7MEM
ShortyForty Dipole -- From FlashWebHost
Sterba Curtain 40M -- from KB8PGW
G5RV 40m Beam Antenna -- From W5DXP
40m Vertical Antenna for $10 -- From KG6IIR
Verticals

30 Meter Antennas
End fed 20/30 Meter Antenna -- From W0VLZ
Verticals



20
Meter Antennas
20M 3 Element Monobander --  From The ARRL 
K5OE Antennas -- HF Antennas - 10/15/20 m Dipoles
VE3GK's Homebrew Site -- 7Element 20M Yagi 63ft Boom
20M Yagi Optimized Wideband Antenna 
20M Delta Loop
Moxon Antenna Projects -- 17M and 20M Via KD6WD
Verticals



17 Meter Antennas
17M Beam Antennas  --  From The ARRL
Moxon Antenna Projects -- 17M and 20M Via KD6WD 
Verticals

15 Meter Antennas
15 Meter Beam  --  From The ARRL 
K5OE Antennas --  HF Antennas - 10/15/20 m Dipoles
15M Delta Loop
15M Yagi Optimized Wideband Antenna
A One Element V Beam For 15 M From KB4XJ
Verticals



12
Meter Antennas
12M Beam Antennas  --  From The ARRL 
Verticals

10 Meter Antennas
Two element 10-Meter beam --  From The ARRL 
10M Yagis a Bunch -- From The Antenna Elmer
10M Yagi Optimized Wideband Antenna
Verticals


HF TRI-BANDERS & MULTIBANDERS
No-Tuner, All-HF-Band, Horizontal, Center-Fed Antenna -- From W5DXP
5 Band Log Periodic Dipole Array -- From VE7CA
6-Band HF Center-Loaded Off-Center-Fed Dipole - From Serge, ON4AA
7-Band Semi-Vertical Trap Antenna - From Bob Rice, VE3HKY
12- and 17-meter lightweight Yagi --  From The ARRL
All-band Wire Antenna - From Joe Tyburczy, WB1GFH
MULTIBAND HF DIPOLE PROJECT
Pyramidal Antenna for 14-30 MHz -- From Ross  W1HBQ
One Element Beam 20 Thru 6
Eight Bands On One Coax - The Windom Antenna -- From KH2D
CobWeb Antennas -- 5 Band From G3PJE
Double-L Antenna For 80/160 -- Via The YCCC

Full Wave Loop Antenna 10M thru 80M
G5RV Multi-Band Antenna by Louis Varney
Hex Beam 20 thru 10M -- From K4KIO
IK-STIC -- multi-band vertical dipole antenna used for quick set-up and quick band change -- From W2IK
IK-STIC 2 vertical, all band, antenna, 25 feet tall, under 5 pounds! With a tuner covers the amateur radio HF bands from 40 - 10 Meters.

10-80m MOBILE HF MULTIBAND ANTENNA PROJECT - From Mark D. Lowell, N1LO
Multiband Antennas -- From The ARRL
Multiband Dipole Antenna --  From The N4UJW Antenna Design Lab
MultiBand Quad - By EI7BA
MultiBand Vee Beam -- Six Band One Element Beam 20 meters thru 6 From LA0HV
Mystery Antenna 80M thru 6M - John P Basilotto, W5GI

Pedestrian 5-Band Mobile Antenna - From W3FF
Petlowany Three-Band Burner Antenna  -- Trapless short vertical antenna - Resonant on 20, 15 and 10 meters, without traps, 12 and 17M with a tuner. From David, N5IZU

Portable All Band Antenna -- "IK-STIC"  --  a multi-band vertical dipole antenna which can be used in the field for quick set-up and quick band change.
Quads 10-12-15 Meters From IZ7ATH
Rotary Dipole FOR 17 AND 20

Spider Beam Portable Triband Yagi -- 10/15/20M
Stealthy HF Coat Hanger Antenna 160 thru 10M -- By KR1ST
Sturba Curtain - All Band
St. Louis Vertical -- From Dave Gauding, NF0R


Tri-Band 2 Element Portable Yagi -- From Markus Hansen, VE7CA
Two Element Beam  I for 10-, 15-, or 20-meters --  From The ARRL  
Two Element Beam  II for 10-, 15-, or 20-meters --  From The ARRL 
Vertical Wide Band 7-21 MHz -- The RXO Unitenna -- from G3RXO
Windom - 6 Bands - From K3MT and daughter KF4LGR
Wonder-Whip AutoTransformer Antenna -  3.5 To 432 MHz !!!! From John M1IOS
W5DXP's No-Tuner, All-HF-Band, Horizontal, Center-Fed Antenna



 
6 Meter Antennas
Six Meter Antenna Potpurri  By Brian D. Williams, GW0GHF
5/8 Six Meter Vertical -- by G3JVL
50 Mhz Antennas By ON4ANT
Six Meter Antennas A Bunch  -- From The UKSMG News
Six Meter J-Pole -- By K4ABT
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) - By KB0YKI
Six Meter Halo -- From Steve KB1DIG
Six Meter Halo -- From W3DHJ 
Six Metre Portable Dipole For QRP - From M0WYM
Six Meter Hex Beam -- three elements with a turning radius of 54 inches.   This antenna can be built from low cost materials available from the local hardware store. - From Harry WB3BEL
Six Meter Sloop By K0FF
Six Metre Long-wire Aerial -- By Brian D. Williams, GW0GHF
Six Metre Indoor Loop
-- By Colen Harlow, G8BTK
Six Metre Antenna
-- By Maurius - ZR6YY
Six Meter Long Wire Antenna - From GW0GHF
Long-wire Aerial for Six Metres By Brian D. Williams, GW0GHF
6M and 2M Yagi -- From The Antenna Elmer
6M Yagis a Bunch -- From The Antenna Elmer
Six Meter Yagi    -- From The ARRL  
Six Meter three-element Yagi
  -- From The ARRL
Six Meter Tri-Yagi -- From The ARRL 
Six Meter Monster Beam -- 8 element, 41 foot boom, 14.0 dBi gain, By N6CA
Optimised Six-Metre Yagi  by Brian Beezley, K6STI
Two portable 6 meters antennas - two-element quad and a three-element yagi with telescoping elements -- From VE7CA
Verticals



2 Meter Antennas
2M/440 MHz Dual Band Copper J-Pole From N7QVC

2M Fan Antenna (Yes From an Electrical fan)
2 M 1/2-Wave J-Pole -- VHF-FM (Stealth) Antenna Made From 450-Ohm Ladder Line -- From KB1GTR & KB1DIG
2M Self Supporting J-Pole for Emergency Use -- From Bob Hejl W2IK
2M Log-Periodic Dipole Array -- From The ARRL
2m 8db collinear for portable use.From M3FVB
2 METER SSB SQUARE LOOP From N4UJW
2m Quagi By W5UN
2M Yagis a Bunch -- From The Antenna Elmer
2M Quadix -- from Ross W1HBQ
2m 8db collinear for portable use.M3FVB
3 element 2-meter Yagi -- From The ARRL
5 element 2-meter Yagi -- From The ARRL
2M 9 Element Yagi
5/8-WAVE COLINEAR "OUTSIDE PVC" 2-METER 146 MHz FM J-POLE Via KB1DIG & KB1GTR
6dB COLINEAR VHF ANTENNA  -- From Harry Lythall - SM0VPO
BiQuad For 2m/440 - FROM KE4UYP
Building A 2-meter J-Pole Antenna By Jaden
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF -- From Kent WA5VJB
The Simplest Collinear -- From Ross W1HBQ
Cycloid Collinear, a CP Omni for 2M from Ross  W1HBQ
Desk Buddy 2M Antenna - From Bob W2IK
DDRR - for 2M -- Directional Discontinuity Ring Radiator Antenna
Grid Yagi  -- From Ross W1HBQ
Halo Antenna 2M-- From N2KBK
Halo Antenna 2M Square -- From N4UJW

HO Collinear, a Horizontal Omni for 2M from Ross  W1HBQ
PacketRadio Operator's Antenna Handbook -- Antenna Basics, 2M & 6M Antennas
SlimJim 2M Antenna
Sperrtof 2M Antenna -- aka Sleeve Dipole or Sleeve J-Pole. By ON4CFC Via Antennex
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) - By KB0YKI
VHF/UHF Antennas -- By KB0YKI  -- J-Poles, Super J-Pole, Omnidirectional, Quads, Yagis
VHF EggBeater Antenna - From ON6WG / F5VIF
Quick and Simple 2 Meter Ground Plane Project Via HamUniverse


2M Yagis. Old TV Antenna Scheme. Submitted by Gary Ruehle. Drive around and find/collect old TV antennas that people are throwing away. My son and I built a dual 6 element stacked yagi for 2 mtr a couple of years ago. TV antennas were all the building materials we used. After the antenna was complete, we could hit 2 different repeaters about 60 mi away using a 1 watt handheld. This antenna is highly directional.

W2IK Quick Stik Emergency Field Antenna For VHF/UHF -- stored in a PVC sewer tube (which also acts as it's lower base) is under 48 inches yet expands to a whopping 16 feet plus !


220 MHZ Antennas
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF -- From Kent WA5VJB
220 MHz Quickie Quarter Wave Antenna -- From Artsci
220 MHz J Pole Antenna -- From N6ZAV
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) - By KB0YKI



440 MHZ Antennas /
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF -- From Kent WA5VJB
Coaxial Collinear Antenna -- 432 MHz -- From Via N9ZIA
Small 70cm Yagi -- From The ARRL
9 dB, 70cm, Collinear Antenna From Coax -- Version I -- From N1HFX
2M/440 MHz Dual Band Copper J-Pole From N7QVC
432 8 Element Quagi Antenna By N2KBK
440 MHz -- 2 Element & 4 Element Yagi's - From The Antenna Elmer
Super J-Pole Antenna (Collinear Design) - By KB0YKI
UHF EggBeater Antenna - From ON6WG / F5VIF
432MHz 8 Element Quagi Antenna -- By IK1HGE



900 MHz Antennas
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF -- From Kent WA5VJB




GHz Antennas
Cheap Yagi Antennas for VHF/UHF -- From Kent WA5VJB
Microwave Antennas and Greg's Wireless Networking Info Page
Curtain Quad for 1296MHz -- From Ross  W1HBQ
Curtain Quad for 2.4 GHz -- From Ross  W1HBQ
2.4GHz Omni Antenna
2.4 GHz Sardine Can Antenna -- A Double Quad Bow Tie
Shortened 3D Corner Reflector Antenna
- For 2.4 GHz - From Dragoslav Dobri YU1AW

   
 

STEALTH ANTENNAS

  THE DREADED CC AND R's

CC&R INFO
CC&R's? (You Got) -- Info from the ARRL
K3QK's Legal Resources -- For hams can use it for that "tower project"
eHam.net CC&R Survival Series
eHam Forum on Antenna Restrictions
FCC Fact Sheet - Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule Preemption of Restrictions on Placement of Direct Broadcast Satellite, Multi-channel Multi-point Distribution Service, and Television Broadcast Antennas.
Antenna Restrictions -  How To Chart -  From The ARRL
Antenna Zoning for the Radio Amateur - ARRL Book On legal aspects of antenna restrictions

HOMEBREW STEALTH ANTENNAS

Balcony Antenna -- From Harry Lythall - SM0VPO
Hidden, Stealth, HF Antennas -- From K3MT -- The GRASSWIRE -- You read it correctly!!
Hidden, Stealth & Invisible Antennas -- Smartuners for Stealth Antennas From SGC, Inc. 
Hidden, Stealth, and Secret Antennas from AC6TS
Stealth Amateur Radio - Book From The ARRL -- (ISBN: 0-87259-757-1) #7571
Stealth Antenna Experiences - From Clif's ham radio connection.
SGC Smartuners for Stealth Antennas -- Free - Click on "Download your copy today!"
10M Bent Attic Antenna - A Yagi No Less
2 M 1/2-Wave J-Pole -- VHF-FM (Stealth) Antenna Made From 450-Ohm Ladder Line -- From KB1GTR & KB1DIG

Small Gauge Wire Makes an "Invisible Antenna" The Wireman sells #26 AWG "Invisible Toughcoat Silky" antenna wire which is a stranded & coated copperweld type, his catalog #534.  Amazingly strong for it's size, very abrasion resistant and you have to go looking for it if you're more than twenty feet away from the stuff.

COMMERCIAL ANTENNAS USED FOR STEALTH
BuddiPole -- W3FF Products
B&W Balcony/Window Antenna - AP-10A
CliffDweller II antenna 
End-Fedz -- full length half wave dipoles, but with an important difference. The coax connector is at one end of the dipole, where it is most needed. From Universal Radio
EZ HANG -- SlingShot & Reel Device for installing wire antennas
Force 12- 9 Foot Vertical
Force 12 Aluminum Flag Poles & Antennas
HamSticks 
MFJ Apartment Antenna 40 Meters  to 2 Meters MFJ-1622
MFJ Super Loop Antennas
MFJ ScrewDriver Antennas

Quicksilver Radio Products MinuteMan™ HF Portable Antennas
Stealth Antennas -- HF Mobile Antennas By VE7BOC 
Texas BugCatcher - GLA Antennas
Texas Twister - GLA Antennas
Ventennas -- The Forbes Group
Ventanna HFP-2  10 Foot HF Antenna -- 6.5 to 30 MHz !!!
Vern Wright's HF Mobile Antennas, MP1

HAM BOOKS BY AC6V  

        FM101x - New To Repeaters?    

DX101X   245 Pages Of Real DX Secrets

N6FN Nifty Accessories - Ham Rig Programming Guides

 


  SOME OF MY FAVORITE ANTENNA BOOKS 

The ARRL Antenna Handbook Buy the Book Today
The Radio Amateur Antenna Handbook By William I. Orr Buy the Book Today!
Cubical Quad Antennas : How to Build and Adjust Quads -- by William I. Orr Buy the Book Today!
Beam Antenna Handbook by William I. Orr, Stuart D. Cowan (Contributor) Buy the Book Today!
Simple Low Cost Wire Antennae by Orr, William I. Orr Buy the Book Today!

Practical Antenna Handbook by Joseph J. Carr Buy the Book Today!
Antenna Toolkit by Joe Carr, Buy the Book Today!

Lew McCoy on Antennas Buy the Book Today!

ON4UN's Low Band DXing -- Great Source For Low band Antennas Buy the Book Today!


Go To The Software Pages -- For Antenna Simulation Programs 
Commercial Antennas
-- Visit AC6V's Antenna Mfgrs Links


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Last Update: August 23, 2010