POTA Antennas

I enjoy designing antennas. I even have a US patent for one! This is an area where hams can still build their own gear. It is rewarding to make contacts with something MacGyver'd out of stuff in the junkbox!

Multi-Band Linked Vertical
Choose from 2 Designs:
Optimized for SSB or CW/Digital
High Performance on a Budget

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Tent Pole Vertical

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40/20m
B-L Vertical

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on Pipe

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on Tripod

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on Bench
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40m Coil
with 3/8-24 threads
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Coil Jumpered
for 20m
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40m SWR
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20m SWR

Pole Pruner Vertical
base-loaded coil for 40m bypassed for 20m
(36 turns #14 insulated wire = 11 μH)
adjustable tip for fine tuning
3x quick-attach guy lines to tent pegs

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Connections

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Tunable Tip

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Guys


Quick & Easy Hamstick Options

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Tripod Mount

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Parts

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Picnic Table Mount

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Connections

set up in seconds
push-on terminals for counterpoise wires

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20m Speaker Wire Linkable Dipole

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based on Jerry's (KG6HQD) ultalight for QRP SOTA
but 18-gage for QRO POTA @ 25-100 watts

NO feedline-radiator connection to break
NO coax connection to break
click here to see connections
rings at ends link to 40m add-on


68-foot 3-Band Dipole
20m w/o coils, 40m coils shorted, 75m w/coils

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coils wound on small plastic bottles
2.575" dia x 1.725" long x 23 turns = 30.4 μH

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via K7MEM Short Dipole Calculator

Coil-Shortened Dipole Antenna Calculator

Coil-Shortened Vertical Antenna Calculator

Coil Inductance Calculator



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