Tag: Antenna

Common Mode Current Choke

A couple of weekends ago, I took my trapped vertical antenna apart to clean it up, ensure every component was in good working condition, and fine-tune it. While working on the antenna, I noticed that the Common Mode Current choke box had a crack due to the hot California summer …


Hustler 4BTV Cleanup & Tuning

The Hustler 4BTV For most of my HF traffic, I use a Hustler 4BTV antenna. The antenna is a vertical trap antenna capable of working the 40, 30, 20, 15, and 10-meter bands without using a tuner. I installed this antenna five years ago, and it has always worked fine …


Moxon antenna calculator

Leslie Moxon, G6XN, invented a two-element in the 1950es, named after him. Less Moxon published an article in a QST magazine from 1952 titled Two-Element Driven Arrays describing his antenna.


Building a Double Bazooka Antenna

A Double Bazooka Antenna is a broad-banded half-wave Antenna. This antenna can operate efficiently across an entire band without needing an antenna tuner. In the 1940es, the MIT staff designed and developed this antenna as a radar antenna for the military. Like a dipole, the Double Bazooka is a balanced …


Antenna modeling software

I gave a presentation on antenna modeling software to a couple of clubs in California and Oregon. From the physical antenna design to the matching network, we designed the antenna live with the participants. Here is a little more about the talk: During the first part of the talk, we …


Field Day 2021

The 2021 Field Day was the first time member of the San Mateo Radio Club met in person since the pandemic. It was nice to see friends again after so long, but the most enjoyable part was to be in a group of people working toward the same goal …


80/75/40-meter antenna for Field Day

This year for Field Day, our club decided to build a new multi-band antenna for 80 and 40 meters. The antenna had to have enough bandwidth to use the entire band without using an antenna tuner.


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