Mobile 20-meter band antenna

Mobile 20-meter band antenna mounted on a speaker stand Today I mounted my Diamond HF20FX (a mobile 20-meter band antenna originally bought to use with my mag-mount on the car) on a speaker stand in the spare bedroom, along with counterpoises (or radials). I found a counterpoise calculator on the website of M0UKD ( https://m0ukd.com/calculators/quarter-wave-ground-plane-antenna-calculator/ … Read more

Fibreglass Poles

End-fed half-wave matching unit and field strength meter

Fibreglass Poles I mentioned in my previous post that I had taken down my Fibreglass Poles that I had used as a mast for my Diamond V2000 collinear and later my Diamond A430S10R2 10 element yagi. Of course, my thoughts then went to ask myself, how I re-utilise these poles. Just to recap, I had … Read more

My new Sharman Collinear Antenna

Sharman X-30

My new Sharman Collinear Antenna Today I erected my new Sharman Collinear Antenna – a Sharman 2m/70cm Dual Band Base Antenna. My previous collinear antenna had been a Diamond V2000, but it had reached the end of its life. The joints between the fibreglass tube and the chromium-plated had degraded on the Diamond V2000 and … Read more

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