Field Day 2015

Hello all, Joe KD9DFB and I had a blast working the clubs first field day. I sent out an email to all of you inviting you to come out, hope you all got it, if not I’ll make sure you know for next year. I didn’t really know if I was going to do it or not…

Stacked Dipoles

Antennas are always a hot topic on 6 meters because there is more antenna experimenting that goes on on this band than any other.  The antenna size is manageable and many things that can be done on 6 meters are impossible (or highly difficult) to do on HF. Today’s topic is stacked dipole arrays.  We’ll…

Building A Full-Wave Quad Loop Antenna for 6 Meters

This is an easy antenna to build and the materials cost about $15-20.  It exhibits 1.8dB gain over a 1/2-wave dipole.  Using an open-wire parallel feedline (commonly called “ladder line”) with an antenna tuner, it tunes up on the 10m band as a 5/8-wave loop as well.  The loop is also much quieter than a…