Measurements and analysis suggest why quarter-wave stubs fail to completely isolate radiator conductors on multi-band antennas including the popular rollup 2m/440 J-Pole products. Possible improvements are shown.
Tame the predictable mast currents found in any j-pole antenna grounding conductive mast using a simple stub. Shown is empirical evidence why this is a problem and a very simple solution all future grounded j-pole antennas should incorporate.
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.
Yet another 40m Cloud Burner design featuring a folded dipole driven element plus one reflector wire to facilitate 40m NVIS contacts without need of a tall mast. The design uses electric fence posts for support and needs no balun.
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.
The Coplanar Loop Fed Array (LFA) Yagi-Uda design from G0KSC provides an excellent design foundation for an all copper version of a 3 element 6m balunless beam with superior front to back performance. Shown are comparisons between model simulations and prototype measurements.
The clever application of the folded dipole loop, computer science iteration techniques and NEC simulation to Yagi-Uda design results in a panoply of practical planar Loop Fed Array, LFA Yagi antenna recipes.
The traditional collinear J-Pole, aka Super-J, improves the basic J-Pole. Are further improvements possible? By replacing the phasing stub with a simple coil, the answer is yes. The result is the Collinear J-Pole.