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    • Folded Dipoles for VHF/UHF Yagis
      Make your own VHF/UHF folded dipoles from aluminium tubing. Learn tips for folding yagi, softening the tubing, bending jig and make all waterproofing
    • Homebrew your own inductors
      Cannot find the inductors you need for an antenna, a tuner or amplifier ? Build your own it is easy!
    • Antennas basics
      An antenna study guide by NZART, cover basic topics like dipoles, wave lenght calculation, baluns, beams, dummy loads, and measurements.
    • Installing dipole insulators
      Installing your dipole end insulators, a beginner guide to proper setup wires to insultaors.
    • Ferrite information
      Ferrite Toroidal Cores, Magnetic Properties of Ferrite Materials, EMI - RFI Suppression Design Considerations, Ferrite Beads, Ferrites for RFI Ferrite Cores for RFI Suppression by CWS ByteMark
    • This Old Dipole
      An antenna construction workshop conducted at Marshall N1FN's QTH
    • Building Coaxial Traps
      This page describes the design and construction materials W8WWV used to build a coaxial cable trap. A coaxial cable trap is a parallel resonant circuit that is usually inserted in an antenna element to enable multiband operation.
    • W4RNL Antenna notes
      Antenna modelling techniques and examples by W4RNL
    • Easy tuning an building of traps
      A new and simple method for tuning traps. You need 2-3Watt of your TRX and two homemade coupling coils by DK7ZB
    • Analysis Of Antenna Mast Strength and Bending Stress
      Calculations for determining the wind loading stress on an antenna mast. Link to a spreadsheet for calculating the mast bending stress based on wind speed and antenna cross sectional area.
    • Using Delta Matching on HF Beams
      Using delta match with HF antennas design
    • Weatherproof Vertical Antennas - Slim Jim
      How to make a Weatherproof Vertically Polarised Omnidirectional Aerial, The Slim Jim Antenna
    • Optimizing half-wave sloper arrays for 160 meters
      This article presents a 160-meter variation of this family of antennas and, more importantly, a discussion of the details of how to get such a beast working really well.
    • Yagi Element Mounting Considerations
      One of the most important considerations when designing and building a Yagi antenna is the method used to attach the elements to a boom. This is true because the boom influences the electrical length of the elements. In this article JH Reisert explain with drawings techniques on mounting yagi antenna elements to a boom
    • To Trap or Not to Trap
      An interesting article on traps, pros and cons of trapping by W4RNL
    • Winding an Effective 1:1 Coax Balun
      Guidelines to wound a balun by WA2SRQ
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    • 160-meters antenna problems and solutions - Bill Orr W6SAI ham radio techniques. Improving ground connection, computer analysis of the antenna, modelling sample antennas pdf file
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    • 50MHz Power Splitters - Splitting an antenna between two receivers or in use as the phasing harness in stacked antennas where there is a need to equally split the power from the transmitter between two antennas
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    • A stored energy antenna line launcher - This is a homebrew version of the EZ Hang antenna launcher. By Richard Morrow, K5CNF
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    • AA5AU PVRC Antenna Mount Page - The PVRC Mount is a tilt-head type antenna mount that allows large HF Yagi antennas to be easily installed on towers.
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    • Adjusting HF Antenna Lengths - Find out how much to adjust the length of a quarter wave whip or a half wave dipole rather than the outright cut-and-try method.
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    • An intro to OWA Quad's - An introduction to OWA (Optimised wideband array) 50Ohm direct feed Quad beam antennas
      [ Hits: 508 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 6.50 ]
    • Analysis Of Antenna Mast Strength and Bending Stress - Calculations for determining the wind loading stress on an antenna mast. Link to a spreadsheet for calculating the mast bending stress based on wind speed and antenna cross sectional area.
      [ Hits: 5630 | Votes: 64 | Rating: 8.61 ]
    • Antenna construction hints - Hints about Jpole Yagi and Quad antennas
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    • Antenna DIY Videos - DIY antennas videos chosen for content and quality.
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    • Antenna Gain Comparison System - This device goal is to optimize homebrew antenna for the V/UHF band. This tool, is based itself on the simultaneously comparison between two antenna, directly in dB. by IK0BDO
      [ Hits: 2108 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 5.58 ]
    • Antenna Impedance measurement - When experimenting on an antenna it's often important to determine its feedpoint impedance at various frequencies across the operating band. It's easy enough to measure SWR, but sometimes we need to know more detail than this
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    • Antenna Insulators for LF-MF - Homebrewing special insulators with PVC and copper corona rings
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    • Antenna Trimming Chart - Use this chart as an aid in trimming the length of your antenna. It gives you an idea of the change in wire length needed to move antenna resonance a specific number of KHz.
      [ Hits: 3213 | Votes: 3 | Rating: 7.00 ]
    • Antennas basics  pop - An antenna study guide by NZART, cover basic topics like dipoles, wave lenght calculation, baluns, beams, dummy loads, and measurements.
      [ Hits: 24080 | Votes: 14 | Rating: 8.21 ]
    • Assembling a Spider Beam - Spider Beam antenna pictures in a youtube video
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    • Better Feedline Loss Measurements with Antenna Analyzers - Various publications through the years have shown how the SWR measured on a shorted (or open) feed line can be used to calculate feed line attenuation
      [ Hits: 1604 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 10.00 ]
    • Build Yagi antennas that works - Excellent article on How to Build A Yagi Antenna That Works by Paul NO8D DX Engineering
      [ Hits: 904 | Votes: 4 | Rating: 7.00 ]
    • Building Coaxial Traps - This page describes the design and construction materials W8WWV used to build a coaxial cable trap. A coaxial cable trap is a parallel resonant circuit that is usually inserted in an antenna element to enable multiband operation.
      [ Hits: 9883 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 8.20 ]
    • Building EH antennas by F5IXU - Notes on building efficient EH antennas in French
      [ Hits: 2233 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 5.00 ]
    • Building tips - Homebrewing antennas with parts which you can buy from local shops and stores.
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    • Building UHF Antennas - This method of construction can be used on most UHF through \"low\" microwave Yagis, and is especially useful for the 33, 23 and 13 cm bands
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    • Cebik.org - W4RNL historic web site - A free historic mirror site of L. B. Cebik's W4RNL web legacy.
      [ Hits: 2889 | Votes: 12 | Rating: 5.25 ]
    • Center feed insulator - A center antenna insulator with feedline strain relief
      [ Hits: 1462 | Votes: 1 | Rating: 9.00 ]
    • Choosing right material to make antennas - Why build antennas out of copper and not aluminum or stainless steel. Selecting the best metals for antennas evaluating the conductivity factor.
      [ Hits: 157 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 5.50 ]
    • Coaxial antennas - G3TXQ study on coaxial cable demonstrate that it can reduce an element's length by something approaching the Velocity Factor of the cable
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    • Conductors for HF Antennas - Putting up an antenna for the low bands? What kind of wire will you use? This analysis may change your plans.
      [ Hits: 2017 | Votes: 4 | Rating: 9.25 ]
    • Conductors for HF antennas : Foil - About foil conductors
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    • Constructing simple wire antennas - Simple wire antennas like dipoles and verticals are dead easy to make: here's how
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    • Construction Practices - The construction of light weight structures that support wire antennas requires some definite insight into the behavior of the materials
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    • Converting RadioShack CB Antenna to 2m - Converting a little Radio Shack CB mobile magnet mount antenna to a VHF ham radio antenna
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    • Designing Driven Elements in Yagi antennas - The design and feeding of driven elements for VHF/UHF Yagi antennas , modeling, observations and some case studies by Graham Daubney F/G8MBI
      [ Hits: 875 | Votes: 2 | Rating: 6.00 ]
    • Distributing Receive antennas - Designing low-band receiving antennas By Eric L. Scace K3NA and George Cutsgeorge W2VJN
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    • Easy tuning an building of traps - A new and simple method for tuning traps. You need 2-3Watt of your TRX and two homemade coupling coils by DK7ZB
      [ Hits: 6262 | Votes: 144 | Rating: 8.12 ]
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