Category Archives: Aerials

Update on shack and antennas

We have recently added a second operating position, primarily for VHF/UHF operations, in addition to our main fixed operating station. A non-working wire dipole has been replaced with another multi-band HF vertical in readiness for the afternoon session of International Marconi Day.

MMANA-GAL antenna modelling software

Tonight at EARS discussion turned to GM6JIL (Ron) antenna creations and their potential performance. For non-standard antennas it can be difficult to visualise the far-field polar diagram and GM6JIL has some interesting antenna ideas to try. To help with this the free version of MMANA-GAL antenna modelling software was installed and many simulations made. MMANA-GAL… Read More »

h.f. wire aerial using a fishing pole

If you like to take to the hills now and then and enjoy low power (QRP) h.f operating, why not combine the two?  Not only do you benefit from exercise,great views and fresh air, but h.f operating can be improved. A remote location can be free of much of the man-made electrical noise (QRM) that… Read More »