The Inverted L Antenna and NVIS

In this article LodeRunner explains what an Inverted-L antenna is, how it works, and why you might strongly consider building one for use on the lower bands. While explaining its use with a high degree of technical information, he's written it in a manner that's easy to follow and digest. The diagram data is sourced …

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Top Band Magic: The Inverted L on 160M, Part II

This is the second installment of JohnnyMac's Inverted L antenna project for 160m. Catch the first here. Check out the original on his forum. The ability to build your own gear and get it working is not only a rewarding skill, but both economical and can never be taken away. True preparedness comes from knowledge.  …

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High Frequency Ops: A Dedicated QRP Rig vs. Full Power in the Field

High Frequency, or HF, is the method used to communicate over long distances with no infrastructure other than you, your radio, and an antenna. HF signals travel beyond Line of Sight (LOS) where Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) quit working. For a lot of people just getting into the communications arena …

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