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. K2CAJ

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    So far I've built a full-length horizontal dipole, an inverted-V dipole, a half square, a GP vertical, and an STL --- but they've all been cut for 20m.

    Whenever I have the chance to get on the air it's usually in an afternoon time window when 20m is active, and there's a lot for me to learn before I ever need to futz around with other bands.
  2. N0YPD

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    Should have incorporated a number of antennas being used along with somehow. Could be fun seeing how many antennas on average.
  3. AF7XT

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    137' OCFD Drake MN2700B , 312' horizontal loop Heathkit 2060 , 34' vertical Sg-230 auto, dedicated 10 and 11m ground planes, 40m doublet , various experiments .

    The OCFD is most of HF with issues at 15 and 12m but has a bit of 11 and 6m as a bonus. The horizontal loop will tune 160 but isn't that good (needs work, actually I do, I was a bit daft on the install) . The vertical will tune anywhere but the ears are lacking a bit . The ground planes are what they are. For special occasions the 40m doublet gets traded out for 12, 15, 17, 20m or what ever .

    So is it fair to count 5 bands as designed (11 and 6m as a bonus) for the OCFD
    The loop for all but some of 160 and all except 17m ( for unknown reasons) with a deep and abrupt notch in the 2mSSB sub band for another (even though the question was "HF") . Call it 2 more for 15 and 12m .

    The dedicated doublets are repeats so , none here.

    Active receiving antennas? PA0RDT mini whip? then 2 here .

    So 9 is a fair inventory :)
  4. K8JD

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    Single band Dipoles for 160 , 80 and 30 M, A full wave horiz loop for 40M , EDZ for 20M that works well on 5-28 MHz, HF6V vertical, 10M Yagi, plans for more.
    I am always hopping bands depending on what's open, Working on SKCC single band awards, all I need to have all HF bands completed is 12M now.
    I also have a wire V vertical hanging in trees for SWL BC, AERO and Maritime bands. That feeds a tunable preamp and my 2nd antenna port on the FT990.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
  5. K8JD

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    I would have asked, "how many antennas and for what bands , do you have up?"
  6. K8JD

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    There are 9 ! nine HF bands. 160M is a MF band and one of my favorites is 60, sixty Meters 5332 to 5405 kHz.
  7. WD0BCT

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    I'm limited to stealth antennas at home and have the following:

    Two inverted vee dipoles with the center point at 18' 40/20M
    A long wire with tuner that tunes 0n 80/40/20/15/10M

    They all work....but my portable 40/20M inverted vee mounted at 24' in the boonies outperforms them all easily.
    Location, location, location...!
  8. K6LPM

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    The question should be how man different antennas do you have on different bands. I have one antenna on all bands.
  9. KB1CKT

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    I have two antennas up: 135' dipole at 35' or so, and a ground mounted 6BTV. The 6BTV covers six bands. The dipole could conceivably go 80-10 (and more?) but I only ever use it on 80m.
  10. 2I0KIC

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    I have a Half Size G5RV 4oM - 10M and I use an MFJ 993B Auto ATU.
    I will be putting up an up an 80M - 10M vertical just trying to decide which one???
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017

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