In the mail
So finally i have the materials for a new antenna design in the mail. Finally, after more than 15 years, i will be able to build a fixed antenna again. This will be a vertical “compromise” antenna built from 7m aluminum mast and a bunch of radials. The antenna is supposed to be built for 15 and 40m and should be able to be used on 10 and 20 using a tuner. Well, the idea is to leave the tuner out as much as i can. So depending on the performance out-of-the-box i will be adding extra radiators for 10 and 20, the radials will be adjusted to the bands as much as possible and a common mode choke will be added to isolate the antenna from the coax leading to the radio.
Let’s see where i end up with this design.