AHVD at Richmond Frostfest

AHVD at Richmond Frostfest

The Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole was on hand at the Richmond Frostfest where the most popular question concerned the bandwidth of the antenna.

AHVD Winter Wonderland

AHVD Winter Wonderland

The Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole (AHVD) worked quite well for some 10m contacts even with a load of ice on the elements.

HF AHVD on 6m – Practical?

Tall 6m AHVD making local contacts.

Will the KX4O version of the 20-10m Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole work on 6m? Yes, sort of.

Hatteras Ham Shack

Hatteras Ham Shack

I took the asymmetrical hatted vertical dipole to Hatteras beach to activate NA-067. I wasn’t very successful, but made a couple QSOs. Despite mixed results, the setting was spectacular. The vertical dipole worked.

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.

Asy Hat Vertical Dipole

Three views showing a how a planed vertical need not always be the classic 1/4 wave monopole.

We re-introduce the theory and origins of Cebik’s (W4RNL) Asymmetrical Hatted Vertical Dipole (AHVD) antenna with the hope to facilitate a vertical polarization portable 20-10m aerial for portable operations.

Why don’t hams like vertical dipole antennas?

Tom, ke6ynh, asks… “Why don’t hams like vertical dipole antennas.