Antenna Tech

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Troubleshooting Antenna Systems

After the previous couple of articles about troubleshooting (“Maintaining and Troubleshooting an HF Station” and “Troubleshooting Your Transceiver”), it’s time to move outside the station. An antenna system may not […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Put My Antenna in the Attic? That Can’t Work, Can It?

In the attic, you ask? Yes, in the attic! Many Hams, including many of you reading this, are limited by HOA or other outdoor antenna restrictions. But even if you […]

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Wire Antennas—Beyond the Dipole

The oldest radio antenna is—guess what—a dipole. In fact, a dipole was used by Professor Hertz to discover electromagnetic waves in 1886. How did he decide to use a dipole? […]

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Amateur Radio Tower Safety (Part 5): Climbing with Positioning Gear

OnAllBands is proud to present the fifth and final Installment of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Tower Safety Video Series. Tim Jellison, W3YQ, covers the importance of always being 100% tied […]

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Amateur Radio Tower Safety (Part 4): Fall Arrest Gear and More

OnAllBands is proud to present the fourth Installment of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Tower Safety Video Series. Tim Jellison, W3YQ, covers the importance of wearing a full body harness when […]

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Amateur Radio Tower Safety (Part 3): Rigging a Load on a Tower

In the third installment of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Tower Safety Video Series, Tim Jellison, W3YQ, discusses the differences between rock-climbing gear that’s non-rated for human suspension and the proper […]

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Amateur Radio Tower Safety (Part 2): Is the Tower Safe to Climb?

OnAllBands is pleased to present the second installment of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Tower Safety Video Series, featuring Tim Jellison, W3YQ. Tim is a longtime Amateur Radio operator, highly experienced […]

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Video: How to Make a Doublet—a Simple and Effective Multi-Band HF Antenna

SOTABeams’ Richard, G3CWI, demonstrates how to assemble an 80 through 10 meter doublet antenna. He begins by dispelling myths about the requirements for an HF antenna—namely, resonance and low SWR. […]

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Video: Easy Steps to Deploying an End-Fed Antenna in the Field

SOTABeams’ Richard, G3CWI, demonstrates how to set up an end-fed antenna in the field using a SOTABeams Carbon 6 Compact Ultra-Light Telescopic Mast and Bandspringer Midi HF Portable Antenna. As […]

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Antennas 101: Do You Really Need an Antenna Tuner?

There is nothing more misunderstood or misrepresented in the world of ham radio than the antenna tuner. According to many, they’re an indispensable accessory for your ham shack and a […]