The most popular HF antenna for hams with trees to use as antenna supports is the dipole.
- The NJQRP Squirt
QST April 2001, pp. 40-43
A reduced-size 80-meter antenna designed for small lots, portable use, and a fine companion for QRP or the Warbler PSK31 Transceiver .
- The Monoband HF Dipole Antenna
QST April 1993, p. 64
Construction and installation of a dipole for 80-, 40-, 15-, or 10-meters.
- Antenna Here is a Dipole
QST June 1991, pp. 23-26
Step-by-step tutorial on constructing dipoles for any one of the HF bands from 1.8 to 28.4MHz.
- The Bent Dipole
QST May 1997, pp. 56-57
Although not strictly a "project" article, it does answer a common question. "Can I arrange the legs on my dipole to fit my yard?"
- Feeding Dipole Antennas
QST July 1991, pp. 22-24
A continuation of the above article covering open-wire feed line, coaxial feed line and baluns..
- A Modest Multiband Antenna
QST July 1994, pp. 68-69
Construction of the 135 foot, ladder-line fed, multiband dipole. This antenna requires a transmatch (antenna tuner). (See - Transmatch/Antenna Tuner).
- Five Bands, No Tuner
QST June 1995, p. 59
A multiband dipole for 40-, 20-, 17-, 12- and 10-meters. This one is fed with ladder-line, a balun and coax and does not require an antenna tuner
- The Off-Center-Fed Dipole Revisited: A Broadband, Multiband Antenna
QST August 1990, pp. 28-34
A discussion of the Windom and the off-center-fed dipole as multiband antennas.
- Broad-Band 80-Meter Antenna
QST December 1980, pp. 36-37. Feedback, QST February 1981, p. 46.
Construction and theory of operation of the "cage" broadband 80-meter antenna popular in the 1920s.
Note: ARRLWeb: The "Cage" is Back! W1AW Installs New/Old Antenna.
- A Simple Broadband Dipole For 80 Meters
QST September 1993 p. 27-30, 76. A simple broadbanding technique using alternating 50 and 75 ohm coax.
- The Clothesline Antenna
QST July 1998, pp. 56-58
A somewhat camouflaged, ladder-line, balun, coax fed multiband antenna. Requires antenna tuner.
- Multiband Dipoles Compared
QST November 1996, pp. 73-74
A comparison of different multi-band dipole techniques.
- The G5RV Multiband Antenna ... Up-to-Date
ARRL Antenna Compendium Volume 1, pp. 86-90
- QRP-France with a "Junk Box Shorty Forty" Antenna
QST July 2001, pp. 66-68
A short center-loaded 40-meter dipole for portable QRP
- A Portable Twin-Lead 20-Meter Dipole
QST February 2002, p. 36
- K8SYL’s 75 and 10-Meter Dipole
QST July 2002, pp. 32-34
- The K4VX Linear-Loaded Dipole for 7 MHz
QST July 2002, pp. 40-42
A short but efficient 40-meter dipole
- A Triband Dipole for 30, 17, and 12 meters
QEX March 2015
Dipole Web Links
- Curtains for You
QST October 1991, pp. 26-30. Feedback, QST December 1991, p.73
If you have the real estate and the trees, construct this classic Sterba wire curtain for real gain on 10 meters
- The 160-Meter Antenna Dilemma
QST November 1990, pp. 30-32
A tutorial on what is needed to produce a decent signal on 160-meters.
- Broadband Transmitting Wire Antennas for 160 through 10 Meters
QST November 1995, pp.22-24
A traveling-wave antenna offers some attractive qualities for your station: 50 ohm feedpoint at ground level, no tuner required, horizontal and vertical radiation components, no radials, nothing in the air but wire, and flexible size and height requirements.
- The BRD Zapper: A Quick, Cheap and Easy "ZL Special" Antenna
QST June 1990, pp. 28-29
A 15-meter wire antenna that could be used indoors.
- The Scotsman’s Delight )
QST June 1963, pp. 24-26
10-, 15-, or 20-meter two element wire beam.
- The Real "ZL Special"
ARRL Antenna Book, Ninth Edition, p. 214
10-, 15-, or 20-meter two element unidirectional wire antenna.
- The "Lowbander's" One-Antenna Farm (586,355 bytes, PDF file)
QST February 1982, pp. 23-24
Not enough area for a full-size 160-meter antenna? You may have more room, electrically, than you realize - with plenty of space for 80- and 40-meter antennas, too.
- The NRY: Simple, Effective Wire Antenna for 80 through 10 Meters
QST March 1993, pp.22-24
Known as a broadside collinear curtain array, this antenna is simple to build, rakes in DX signals and has gain over a dipole on all the bands it covers!
- Zip-Cord Antennas - Do They Work?
QST March 1979, pp. 31-32
Parallel power cord is readily available and is easy to work with. How efficient is it when used at radio frequencies? Well, that depends.
- The "Double-Bazooka" Antenna
QST July 1968, pp. 38-39
Broad-band dipole using coaxial construction.
- The NVIS--A Low Antenna for Regional Communications
QST June 2002, pp. 28-30
A low-to-the-ground wire loop antenna that can provide good regional coverage, day or night.
- The N4GG Array
QST July 2002, pp. 35-39
A simple, nearly invisible, multiband wire antenna with reasonable gain, low angle of radiation.
- The Off-Center-Fed Long-Wire
W1FB's Antenna Notebook, 1987, pp. 36-38
This is a simple wire multiband antenna that can be fed with either coax or ladder-line and can be made to operate well from 160- to 10-meters with an antenna tuner.
A High Gain Single Wire Beam by Robert Wilson, AL7KK
QST July 2009, pp 38-39
The author now recommends feeding this antenna directly with a 4:1 balun instead of the shunt inductor arrangement suggested in the article.