The Hula Hoop Halo; a simple DIY antenna for 6 meter band DX

There is no other band that is affected by as many forms of propagation as 6m (50 MHz). Sporadic-E (Es) in summer and winter. TEP (transequatorial propagation) around March/April and September/October. F2 propagation and aurora in periods of high solar activity. Meteorscatter and the almost daily present troposcatter. But even Continue reading The Hula Hoop Halo; a simple DIY antenna for 6 meter band DX

How to build a limited space 10 and 20 meter band Square Halo DX antenna

Better horizontally than vertically polarized If you only have limited space for an antenna, but still want to DX on HF on multiple bands, you will soon have to rely on a vertical antenna. DX’ers among us know that on the 10 and 20 meter band you can often work Continue reading How to build a limited space 10 and 20 meter band Square Halo DX antenna

Is your antenna making noise? Use a rope!

In most cases, radio amateurs love it when their antenna resonates, because a resonating antenna is usually an efficiently radiating antenna. At least, when we talk about electrical resonance and not acoustic resonance. The latter can cause considerable nuisance and even dangerous situations. Fortunately, there is an effective and inexpensive way to keep Continue reading Is your antenna making noise? Use a rope!

Boost your QRM eliminator performance with an active antenna

In a previous post I did a review on the X-phase QRM eliminator. I found out that the antenna for receiving QRM, the auxiliary or secondary antenna, holds the key to optimum performance of the QRM eliminator. A single wire along a shelf in your shack is, for what I Continue reading Boost your QRM eliminator performance with an active antenna

The liquid HF vertical for 10m to 40m

I love HF and my QTH is not that good for harbouring a lot of antennas so I can work each band. I do have a trap HF vertical but it is a pain in the … Corrosion makes this antenna untunable to resonate.The ideal antenna would be a vertical Continue reading The liquid HF vertical for 10m to 40m

Nice propagation to test the Moxon antenna

Lucky me!!! No better way to test the homemade 10m Moxon antenna then with current conditions. Best propagation since 2003, definitely! I took the chance to do one on one tests, and results are a bit surprising in a positive way. But first of all for the right comparison: Moxon Continue reading Nice propagation to test the Moxon antenna

Let’s start testing the 10m Moxon antenna, or not…

The 10m wire Moxon

I made a setup with a dipole and the 10m Moxon antenna to compare results. But for some reasons both antennas acted not normally. The Moxon had almost none front to back ratio and the dipole could not be tuned to resonate with a decent SWR. It seemed that the Continue reading Let’s start testing the 10m Moxon antenna, or not…