Small garden Antenna for HF bands

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Post by robbiecber » 01 Nov 2017, 09:38

What is the screw at the bottom of the aerial for, at the bottom of the bottom pole. thanks.

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Re: Small garden Antenna for HF bands

Post by gmham » 01 Nov 2017, 14:12

From the picture online and if it's the screw that I think you are talking about I would think it's just part off the design.. a securing screw.

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Re: Small garden Antenna for HF bands

Post by GaryWilson » 03 Nov 2017, 08:01

This is what I use https://www.gwhip.co.uk/421-triband-antenna it does 40 20 & 10 without a tuner and is only about 36 foot long so will work in a pretty small garden, mine is sloping from the eaves and is tied off to a tree, works very well indeed.

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Re: Small garden Antenna for HF bands

Post by ch25 » 03 Nov 2017, 20:50

"Very well" means vk9ci, vk9xi, vk9cz, a25a etc. in the log, right?

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Re: Small garden Antenna for HF bands

Post by GaryWilson » 04 Nov 2017, 06:56

ch25 wrote:
03 Nov 2017, 20:50
"Very well" means vk9ci, vk9xi, vk9cz, a25a etc. in the log, right?
What ever you say Chris, if you have limited space this is a pretty good option, I never suggested it could match the likes of a Yagi and with HF conditions so poor at the moment the chances of VK ect are pretty slim. The opp has a 10 watt limit so with current conditions VK would be a bit of a stretch. It was just my suggestion I look forward to seeing yours which seems to be missing from your sarcastic but all too familiar reply.

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Re: Small garden Antenna for HF bands

Post by nay27uk » 26 Nov 2017, 05:15

MyAntennas EFHW 1080 http://myantennas.com/wp/product/efhw-8010/ is supposed to be the bee's knees in endfedz and can be mounted in just about any configuration you can think of from inverted V, L to zigzag with no performance losses.
If you're in the UK though I would just copy it homebrew for a lot less dosh due to it being american based by the time you paid import duty it would have cost you over £200. Plenty of videos on them and info around to make one.

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