Tag: antenna

  • 9:1 End Fed Antenna

    After probably about a decade of thinking about it, I finally got around to making a 9:1 UNUN to make a “random wire” antenna. I had the PDF from http://earchi.org/proj_homebrew.html for the 6-40M matchbox sitting on various computers for probably a decade. I built this around a T157-2 with 18 AWG solid wire. The box […]

  • Tuning up the hamsticks

    Tuning up the hamsticks

    I spent a few hours this evening with my NanoVNA plugged into a DIY hamstick dipole mount on top of my 8-23′ painter poll. Several years ago I picked up pairs of hamsticks for 40, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meters. The goal at the time was to use them in a dipole configuration, […]