|Dipoles are easy and
cheap to install, almost invisible and work good. They should be as high as
installed in the clear away from metal parts of your house, and power
Here's a chart and for dipoles. dipole length chart from the 1962 ARRL handbook.
link to Loss calculator
Quick thoughts: the longer the coax the more power you lose,
the LOSS also effects how much of the received signal you lose.
The higher the frequency you are using, the more you lose in the coax.
Bigger diameter coax cable usually has less loss. However, knowing the impedance of your antenna and the coax is important.
A dipole is close to 75 Ohms. you can use cheap RG-59 TV cable since its also 75 Ohms.
|Vertical antennas need a GOOD ground system, radials , etc
Vertical Calculator Calculations depend on the diameter of the conductor / pipe
SWR Chart for use with
meters like Bird CHART
big enough to print
|Do it all Antenna Calculator , Beams,
Phonics, do you know the proper phonics heres a list
State & Province Abbreviations heres a list
ARRL Sections (84) heres a list
+ Mexico for the 10 meter contest
|Looking for a simple Shortwave radio, see this
|6 meter Halo , etc, antenna designs
Links for three different antennas that will get you on 6 meters with style !!!
Link one copper
Link two aluminum
Link three this & that
|Both of these slide shows have a lot of information for
and even old timers can refresh the ol' gray mater
|QSL CARDS Guidelines
First, try if at all possible to have your card printed on a 3 1/2"x 5 1/2" post card card stock, not a piece of paper, something like postcard thickness.
What do you need on your card
This card does all that its a club card.
See the slide show ,, to the left , , for lots more info