Category Archives: antenna construction

LF converter, tuner and antenna

A few years ago at Dayton I was visiting the FAR Circuits tent and ran across a little circuit by Larry Coyle, K1QW, for converting the LF and VLF band to 4 MHz. This was done to allow users to … Continue reading

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SW-40 completed and on the air!

It’s a great feeling. My thus far relatively modest journey into homebrewing had another high water point as I finally completed this QRP transceiver, and even better, made my first QSO with it out camping in the woods! The antenna … Continue reading

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Extended longwire length a big hit

I was skeptical that additional wire would make much of a difference.  I’m only about 15 feet off the ground and in hilly terrain where I’m not at the summit. But curiosity got to me and I had some time … Continue reading

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Shack coming together in FM07ai

After only about a month of downtime, the shack is just about re-constituted in my new QTH of Roanoke (grid square FM07ai according to QRZ.com).  The above shot is the exact same longwire I had in Staunton but just going … Continue reading

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The ceremonial raising of antennas

We’ve moved into our new home and the time has finally come to raise antennas again.  It’s going to be a process over the next few weeks but I think I have a solid gameplan. The home is a rental … Continue reading

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