How Many HF Bands Do You Have Antennas For?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by NN4RH, Aug 12, 2017.


What bands do you have antennas for ?

  1. VHF/UHF Only

    5 vote(s)
  2. Only 1 HF band

    4 vote(s)
  3. 2-3 HF bands

    10 vote(s)
  4. 4-5 HF bands

    25 vote(s)
  5. 6 or more HF bands

    99 vote(s)
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  1. NN4RH

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    It seems like having multi-band capability is the norm. Either multiple antennas, or one or more multi-band antennas.

    But some of us have antennas for only one or two HF bands. Some may have multiple "traditional" HF bands but no WARC bands. Some low-band only but no 20 meter or up.

    Some may have no HF at all but only VHF/UHF.

    How many bands do you have antennas for ? And which bands?
  2. AC9NQ

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    I have a 193' Sloped Inverted L. My TS590Sg tuner will tune all bands but 160. My manual tuner will tune 160. It might not be that efficient of an antenna, but for my first antenna it works good.
  3. NN4RH

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    For now I have antennas for only three bands (40/15 and 20) with coax-fed dipoles.

    At various times in the past I've had capabilities for more bands using ladder-line fed dipoles, and earlier a G5RV but I eventually got tired of working the manual tuner.

    For most of my "ham career" at this QTH I've had a ground mounted HF2V with the 30 meter add-on coil (covered 80, 40, 30 and 15), plus a low dipole for 40 and a separate 3/2 wave dipole for 10 meters.
  4. KD2NOM

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    Carolina Windom 40 - works 6m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m and 40m
  5. KP4SX

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    Here all 8 HF bands 80 thru 10. HF6V vertical and inverted vees for 17 and 12.
  6. KJ3N

    KJ3N Ham Member QRZ Page

    68 foot, top loaded, wire vertical for 160m.
    134 foot doublet covers 80 thru 10.
    Elevated wire vertical for 40 & 80.
    Full size 40m horizontal loop fed with ladder line covers 40 thru 10.
    51 foot doublet covers 40 thru 10.
    5-element 6m beam.
    13-element 2m beam.
    19-element 70cm beam.
    44-element 23cm beam.
  7. WG7X

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    I only have one antenna, an 80 meter full wave loop, but I use it on all bands 10-160. Does that count?

    Before the loop, I used an 80 meter dipole for all bands.

    Both antennas were fed with window line thru a tuner. The 80 meter dipole performed very well. The loop is still in testing, but conditions are so bad that reasonable comparisons are hard to come by.
  8. NN4RH

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    Hmm. So far, I'm the only one who doesn't have 6 or more bands. Now I'm embarrassed and ashamed and pitiful.
  9. N4AAB

    N4AAB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a Hustler 5BTV. 80m through 10m.
  10. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    The way the question is asked, a 40M dipole can count as at least 3 bands here, 40M, 15M and 6M as I can use it on off of those without a tuner, and if I were to use a tuner and some ladder line (preferably), I could use it on any band.
    K6LPM likes this.

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