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.

This Balun Chokes

This Balun Chokes

Jim (K9YC) Brown’s toroid winding recipes provide a superb RF choke balun for 30-10m using RG316 and a #43 toroid.

Buyer Beware – Toroid Prices Vary Greatly

Would you pay three times the price for a product? Watch out for Toroid prices.

Choke Baluns

Choke Baluns are a good thing and antenna manufacturers should provide them on their balanced antennas.

80 Meters for BigIR

The BigIR antenna from Fluid Motion looks like a winner, but there are some concerns about the 80 meter option.