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The BEST Multiband HF Antenna for Limited Spaces!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK7HH, Oct 28, 2021.

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  1. VK7HH

    VK7HH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've not had the room for a full size HF antenna such as a dipole, or even a G5RV. So I got myself a DX Commander All Band Vertical from Callum - the DX Commander and WOW! This antenna is so simple and allows me to operate on EVERY HF band using only a small footprint in my yard as I don't have room for a dipole, even a EFHW.

     
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  2. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    no room and... not enough space to copy/paste the whole antenna brochure? too bad ain't...

    Oliver
     
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  3. N2HUN

    N2HUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Glad to hear it, have a good time with your new vertical.
     
  4. AE4CH

    AE4CH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you for highlighting the installation. Are you placing any lightning protection in the coax? Are you grounding the DXC in any way other than the coax?
     
  5. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some would praise even a light bulb if it made contacts...and yes they do at least the old ones with a filament
     
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  6. KY4GD

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    Fair enough, but at least Callum is legit and honest about the DX Commander line. He doesn't promise that it will mow your lawn and make your kids call more often, like many vendors do.

    Callum: "Is it perfect? No, but it works."

    Others: "Our antenna requires no installation, no feedline, and makes distant SSB sound like Dolby 7.2!"
     
  7. 2E0SVB

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    If you have room for a DXC then you have room for a proper mast and antenna. The DXC is OK, but still a vertical and still noisy in comparison to other options. A Hex Beam would be a better choice.
     
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  8. WS9K

    WS9K Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hustler 6BTV ?
     
  9. WD4ELG

    WD4ELG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hayden, if that is salt water I see in your video, then that will make a huge positive difference in the antenna's performance. With salt water in the near field, your signals will propagate much better. Regardless of the number of radials placed in the near field to reduce losses (the factor we can control with a vertical), the far field reflective characteristics are out of our control. By having a highly conductive ground in the far field (beyond a couple of wavelengths) the signals will propagate much more efficiently.

    https://www.qsl.net/l/lu7did/docs/QRPp/09.pdf
     
  10. DL9ZAL

    DL9ZAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    ou man, not enough space...you have plenty space for the dx commander !!! ....I am living in the centre of my town...and really I don't have space at all...living in an appartment, which isn't mine, got the owner to permit me to install a groundplane with shortened radials. Wish to have so much space as You have...anyway enjoy dx hunting and 73s ...not to complain about my situation, which could be worse....Antenna is a Fritzel GPA 303 (30/17/12m) and Radials are from Prosistel/Italy...working great, plus LogPer VHF-SHF and Homemade 6m/4m Dipol, @7,75m above ground
     

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