Recently a student in our Technician License Class realized that it may take quite a few antennas to cover all of the available ham bands. This is a very valid question. Radio amateurs have so many bands available to them, it does present a challenge to figure out the antenna situation.
Hands down the antenna is the most essential part of your two way radio system. A good antenna makes all the difference in the world. You can spend thousands of dollars on your radio gear but without a good antenna you mind as well hang up the mic.
Forgot Password? When it comes to getting the most enjoyment out of Amateur Radio, there is nothing more important than your antenna system. You can purchase the best ham transceiver on the planet, but if your antenna system is poor, your investment will largely go to waste.
In this section you will find descriptions of antennas I have. There may be one or two suggestions where I point out an antenna. Never listen to anyone who claims to have found "the best antenna. Our needs, requirements, and local environments are simply too diverse.
There is always a good discussion to be had on what types of antenna perform the best under given circumstances. For some the choice may be a large directive antenna on a high tower, but for most radio amateurs space and many other restrictions mean that compromises have to be made. When there are restrictions the challenge is to adopt the best form of antenna for the particular location.
Hy-Gains new AV Patriot HF vertical is the best built, best performing and best priced multiband vertical available today. Make full use of your sunspot cycle with the Patriots low angle signal. The AV uses quarter wave stubs on 6, 10, 12, and 17 meters and efficient end loading coil and capacity hats on 15, 20, 30, 40 meters.
Earlier this summer I took a look at the Retevis RT97 portable repeater. Thank you to Retevis for providing an RT97 unit to review for these videos. These little […]. Checks and Money Orders.
Why JK? Contact Us. We are also currently working on designs for Vertical Antennas, so check back with us for updates.