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Restricted space multi band HF antenna recommendations

Sep 8th 2014, 06:17

KA6ALF

Joined: Jul 15th 2014, 00:29
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I live in a condo and recently upgraded to General. I would like to start using the HF privileges I just earned, but need some antenna advice. I would like to cram as many frequencies into a single antenna as possible, but do realize that it will work well on some frequencies and not so well on others. I need some advice as to what type antenna to look at. I have heard about loop and folded dipoles, magnetic loops, fan dipoles and verticals just to mention a few. I am going to have to mount this in the attic so space is limited. The attic measures 39' long and 15' wide across the floor with a 9' peak (from the floor). I already have the 2m and 440 taken care of so I am looking for 6m on up (as many as I can cover somewhat efficiently). I have photos of the attic available if needed.

Thanks in advance,
Mike KA6ALF(formerly KD6NVO)
alfdude@roadrunner.com
Sep 8th 2014, 15:00

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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http://www.arrl.org/limited-space-and-indoor-antennas
An All-Band Attic Antenna
Kai Siwiak, KE4PT, describes how to make an effective inverted L with an Icom AH-4 autotuner. QST October 2007 pp. 33-37.

Condo associates cannot entirely prohibit displays of the American Flag--now that the Freedom to Display the American Flag act of 2006 is the law of the land. A flagpole with an autotuner at the base can be a very effective antenna on many bands--a 20 ft flagpole works well on 40 through 10 meters,

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

Sep 8th 2014, 22:08

WA9WVX

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Hey Zack,

I wonder if Alldude1's HOA would approve my favorite Flagpole? It's located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

http://mortenson.wistia.com/medias/tejnwpitig Just Copy & Paste into your browser.

Dan
WA9WVX

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