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HF Beams

Introduction

All practical antennas have some directivity -- putting out more power in some directions than others.  Ideally, you would like to put power out (and receive from) only in the direction toward the station you're talking to.  A "beam" antenna, designed for directivity, can increase your signal by 1 S-unit (6 dB) or more, receiving and transmitting.

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How to repair a CDE, Hygain, or MFJ Rotator by Jim Pickett, K5LAD.

A collection of antenna modeling files by K5TR. Mostly HF beams, including the trapped Hygain TH6DXX.