I came across this video on youtube and I thought it was interesting. Maybe if someone is looking for free software to use with their Ham Shack they may find it helpful. So I hope you enjoy the video.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Vertical antenna 60m to 6m with remote ATU by dx2hunt My thought is to experiment with ground counter poises. Maybe lay down some flat galvanized metal and use hinges so you can fold it up if needed. The other idea is to use a hustler antenna like the 6btv, mount it on a roof and lay your wires on the roof. This makes it an elevated antenna and may give some excellent results. There are some manufacturers like Diamond and MFJ that sell Vertical Antennas that have the counterpoise so it can be made for an elevated antenna. My advise is before you choose a vertical antenna check out eham.net and read the reviews. Here is a link to their website http://www.eham.net/reviews/ . Now the other idea for a Vertical Antenna is to build one yourself. You could build it out of aluminum tubing and use a good antenna tuner. There are plenty of excellent antenna calculators like this one at http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennaevcalc.html or http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Antennas/Antenna_Calculators/ . There are so many I would check them out and pick the one that suites your needs. Here is another good website with lots of helpful information http://www.ac6v.com/antprojects.htm . I would also check out youtube for videos on building various antennas .
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