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Building Simple Antennas

Introduction

When it comes to getting the most enjoyment out of Amateur Radio, there is nothing more important than your antenna system. You can purchase the best ham transceiver on the planet, but if your antenna system is poor, your investment will largely go to waste.

Check out these resources to arm yourself with important facts when shopping for an antenna.

Feed Lines

You have your license and now you are ready to set-up your first radio station.  Besides choosing a radio and  antenna, you should explore the different options avalable to you regarding Feed Lines. Learn More

No Free Lunch

Antennas come in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles.  Several claim they can do it all!  Before you buy that "fancy" antenna, read this article. Learn More

VHF and UHF Antennas

There are several types of VHF and UHF antennas. This article will help further explain the differences between omni- and directional antennas. Learn More

Antennas for the HF Bands

HF antennas come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  They can range from a simple wire thrown into a tree or a complex quad beam on a 40' crank-up tower.  This article helps to explain the differences between them. Learn More

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