Small Loop HF Antenna

With components from a variety of vendors, custom machining and a bit of trial and error, another variant of a small loop HF antenna is born.

KX4O 1B-Battery VA Field Day 2015

The 20m AHVD and 40m small loop antennas during KX4O 1B VA field day.

Despite a weak battery and few contacts, our 1B-Battery effort verifies a 40m small-loop and packet-radio NTS messaging using quick deploy antennas.

APRS AT Golden Packet 2014 NoVA Report

Hawksbill ATGP crew 2014

2014 Appalachian Trail Golden Packet report from Hawksbill (aka Northern Virginia) Station #6

APRS Golden Packet Gear

Kenwood D710A and 10AH Tenergy Lithium battery

Shown is a minimal, but effective collection of gear for the APRS Golden Packet Appalachian Trail event.

Vertical Dipole at Lighthouse

Vertical Dipole at Lighthouse

The asymmetrical hatted vertical dipole (AHVD) provides a quick setup HF antenna at Hatteras lighthouse.

Build this Vertical Portable HF Antenna

Build this Vertical Portable HF Antenna

The Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole (AHVD) prototype is an easy to build, portable alternative to other freestanding vertical HF antennas such as the Buddipole.

Superbowl HDTV Antenna

Superbowl HDTV Antenna

Build the venerable Hoverman TV antenna and watch digital broadcast high definition HDTV television this weekend. This version of a HDTV antenna uses amateur radio antenna building techniques to make a lightweight structure.