Fan Vertical Antenna

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK6FLAB, Jan 11, 2019.

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  1. K0MAN

    K0MAN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Onno, Thanks for the artical and taking time in putting on QRZ'd. Building antennas is one of my Ham Radio Passions. Keep expeerimenting!!!. Jim KØMAN
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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I imagine...

    if you DON'T READ ANY of the ham radio magazines...(and their ads)....

    if you DON'T GO to any ham radio flea market or 'convention' (and see what's for sale)...

    if you DON'T look up 'ham antennas' on the internet...AND Youtube...

    if you DON'T READ any of the ham radio retailer catalogues...

    if you DON'T LOOK at any of the various ARRL/RSGB books with antenna info....

    THEN the concept of a FAN DIPOLE would seem like a 'new idea' to you.

    Is it possible to be THAT ISOLATED from the mainstream of ham radio ?

    Please explain Onno...

    The ARRL has a nice summary for new hams, where the fan dipole shows up under links for:

    'Your First Antenna'==

    Here's a cool video on fan dipoles...for beginners

    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  3. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here's another great video that shows up on 'ham antennas' in Youtube --has almost 300,000 views...

  4. W4KVW

    W4KVW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is a STEAL Whip the same as a STEEL Whip? Mom always said,Don't Steal.

    NE6V, W7GBA, AK5B and 1 other person like this.
  5. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Or she'd WHIP you:)?
    W7GBA, AK5B, W4KVW and 1 other person like this.
  6. WJ4U

    WJ4U Subscriber QRZ Page

    News or not, no reason to pee in someone's breakfast. :(
    G8HGN, KE4YMX, N0CEL and 2 others like this.
  7. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Came across this a week or so back - a mobile "fan" vertical:

    W7GST, KA0HCP, AK5B and 1 other person like this.
  8. VK6APZ

    VK6APZ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have been used this system for 26 years, still the same coax and home brew balun.

    Attached Files:

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  9. KD6SBR

    KD6SBR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Much more enjoyable making an antenna, I would rather make my own beam, wire, etc than buy. Guess you don't like a challenge and or the satisfaction of doing and or building something yourself AND SAVE MONEY at the same time! (even if you or anyone has $$$$, better to build and enjoy your accomplishment IF ABLE)
    Also a better design, NO TRAPS to burn out!
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  10. W1AET

    W1AET Ham Member QRZ Page

    For K6FVC, I did one of these multiband verticals for 10, 15 and 20 meters. It worked great! It does need radials however. Also, a weird thing is that it also was good on 3825. Very steep skirt there on 80, but still a good SWR and worked up and down the east coast and into 5 land with 150 watts. Worked Kuwait on 20M CW also. Another multiband dipole is the SRI, it uses at least 6 inch spacing between dipoles at the feed point and supposedly cuts down on antenna interaction. I built one of these for 40 30 and 20 and still use it everyday. A good design I think. Here is a link to the SRI page....

    Gud DX

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