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HF Antenna's for small blocks

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:56 pm
by VK2ND
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good HF wire antenna for the average size block?

Re: HF Antenna's for small blocks

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:01 pm
by VK2PR
G5RV?

Re: HF Antenna's for small blocks

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:20 pm
by VK2ND
Full size G5RV is 102 feet long.....bit to long.....may look at g5RV junior which is 52 feet long but don't know about performance.

Re: HF Antenna's for small blocks

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:41 pm
by VK2DEK
Ian after you spoke about the cobweb antenna I have been looking on the net.
I dont know if you have seen the two types one with a group of single wires and another with twin speaker wire.
The antenna looks good and I am thinking of making one.

Re: HF Antenna's for small blocks

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:11 pm
by VK2ND
Derrick...I was looking as well......found this site with detailed info http://www.m0pzt.com/cobweb-aerial/

Re: HF Antenna's for small blocks

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:33 pm
by VK2DKM
G'day Ian, you might find this one interesting....http://www.kn9b.us/spiral-dipole
It seems to make some interesting claims, but I don't know.
cheers,
Doug

Re: HF Antenna's for small blocks

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:41 pm
by VK2AZ
I have a very small suburban back yard.

For the last 3 years I have been using the G7FEK antenna.
http://www.g7fek.co.uk/news.php?page=80 ... _gar_49493
http://www.g7fek.co.uk/software/G7FEK%20antenna.pdf
It performs very well on 80m for such a small size.

It is touted as a multiband antenna, but I use it mainly on 80m.

I do use it on other bands too, but the performance is not great, but it allows me to have a signal on all bands.

I could only raise the ladder line up to 7m, so I just extended the horizontal portion of the antenna by 0.4m

Give it a go....

Hilary
VK2AZ