73 Dipole and Long-Wire Antennas - For Ham Radio Use

"73 Dipole and Long-Wire Antennas" by Edward M. Noll (164 pages). This is a fantastic book that covers all aspect of building your own antenna setup.

From the Preface:

An often-heard comment of the present is: “The days of amateurs building and operating their own equipment are a thing of the past.” To a great extent this is true, since the advent of sophisticated single-sideband equipment has convinced many hams that construction of their own gear is no longer practical. The one big exception to this approach to amateur radio is in the field of antennas. The amateur, at very little expense and without the requirement of an R and D laboratory, can indulge in experimentation and building antennas – sometimes with startling results. 73 Dipole and Long-Wire Antennas is the first of a series of books which can make the hobby of amateur radio more than an operational spectator activity. Each antenna described in this book was constructed by the author, without assistance, and a minimum of tools and equipment was used. You can do the same, and use the world as your testing ground.

Many of the antennas described in this book compete with, and sometimes surpass, the performance of commercial beams. A number of new approaches in the construction of the basic long-wire antenna types are detailed. There are 73 individual antennas included in an order that begins with simple construction and progresses in a sequential manner to more complex arrangements. However, if you are interested in only one particular type, you can locate that type immediately, and find that each type is completely described. 73 Dipole and Long-Wire Antennas is an invitation to some inexpensive education and fun. You will find it very educational and satisfying to put up a cheap antenna that you have calculated, erected, and tuned. You also gain a fringe benefit – that in talking to amateur friends all over the world, you can describe your antenna setup and really know what you are talking about.

Contents

Preface

Section 1: Regular and Modified Dipole Antennas
1 - Half-Wavelength Antenna
2 - Dipole Antenna, Line Tuned
3 - Dipole and Balun
4 - Novice-Band Dipoles
5 - Advanced- and Extra Class Band Dipoles
6 - Lamp-Cord Dipoles
7 - Twin-Lead Folded Dipole
8 - Folded Dipole
9 - Inverted Dipole
10 - Novice 15-40 Dipoles
11 - Novice 15-80 Dipoles
12 - Novice 40-80 Dipoles
13 - Novice 15-40-80 Dipoles
14 - 20-40-80 Maypole
15 - 20-40-80 C-W Special Inverted Dipoles
16 - One-Wavelength Antenna
17 - 3/2-Wavelength Antenna
18 - Low-Band Segmented Dipoles, 40-80-160
19 - Middle-Band Segmented Dipoles, 20-40-80
20 - Open-Wire Two-Band Dipole
21 - Extra and Advanced Open-Wire Inverted Dipoles

Section 2: Inverted-Vee Antennas
22 - Center-Fed Monoband Inverted Long-Wire Vees
23 - Two-Band Inverted Long-Wire Vees - No Tuning
24 - Two-Band Iverted Vee - End-Tuned
25 - Long-Wire Inverted Vee - Sideband 10-15-2
26 - All-Band 6-160 Inverted Vee
27 - 15-40 Novice Inverted Vee
28 - 15-40-80 Novive Inverted Vee
29 - 10-15-20 and 20-40-80 Inverted-Vee Trios
30 - W3FQJ Inverted Vee 6-Through-80 Sidebander
31 - Long-Wire Inverted Vees with Line Tuner

Section 3: Long-Wire Antennas
32 - Single Long-Wire Resonant Antenna - Center-Fed
33 - Single End-Fed Monoband Long-Wire Resonant Antennas
34 - 10-15-20-40 Long-Wire WAS Special
35 - Single Random Wire with Line Tuner
36 - Resonant Antenna Plus Random-Wire Loading

Section 4: Vee-Beam Antennas
37 - End-Fed Monoband Inverted-Vee Beam
38 - 10-, 15-, and 20-Meter Inverted-Vee Beam
39 - Four-Band Inverted-Vee Beam with Tuner
40 - Three-Halves-Wavelength Horizontal Vee
41 - 15-40 Three-Halves-Wavelength Vee
42 - 15-40 Conical Three-Halves-Wavelength Vee
43 - 15-40 Conical Vee with Balun
44 - Short Horizontal Vee-Beam Antenna
45 - Duo-Band Horizontal Short Vee Beams
46 - Tilted Short Vee Beams
47 - 10-15-20 Short Vee Beam
48 - 10-15-20-40 One-Hundred Footer
49 - 10-15-20-40 Short Vee Beam
50 - 10-15-20-40-80 Vee Beam and Inverted Dipole

Section 5: Long Vee-Beam Antennas
51 - Long Horizontal Vee-Beam Antenna
52 - Long Horizontal Vee-Beam Antenna, Two Bander
53 - 10-15-20 Vee Beam with Line Tuner
54 - Multiband Vee-Beam Antenna with Antenna Tuner
55 - Sloping Vee Beam
56 - 10-15-20 Sloping Vee Beam

Section 6: Rhombic Antennas
57 - 10-15 Rhombic Antenna
58 - 10-15-20 Rhombic with Line Tuner
59 - 10-15-20-40 End-Tuned Rhombic
60 - Two-Wire 10-15-20 Rhombic
61 - Resonant Rhombic with Tuner and Open-Wire Line
62 - Terminated Rhombic

Section 7: Very Long Long-Wire Antennas
63 - Two-Band Very Long Long-Wire Antennas
64 - End-Tuned Very Long 5 DXCC Long Wire
65 - 5 DXCC Long-Wire Special
66 - All-Band, 6-160 End-Fed Very Long Wire with Tuner
67 - Long-Path Short-Path Long-Wire Antenna

Section 8: Special Vees and Rhombics
68 - 160-Meter Two-Mast Inverted Vee
69 - 10-160 End-Tuned Two-Mast Inverted Vee
70 - Two-Mast Vee-Beam
71 - Three- and Four-Mast Switchable Vee Beams
72 - Two-Mast Rhombic
73 - Short Squared Rhombic

Appendix I - Antenna Noise Bridge
Appendix II - How to Measure the Velocity Factor of Transmission Line with a Noise Bridge
Appendix III - Cutting Half-Wave Sections of Transmission Line Using the Antenna Noise Bridge
Appendix IV - Measuring the Resonant Frequency and Resistance of an Antenna With the Antenna Noise Bridge
Appendix V - Cutting an Antenna to Resonance Using an SWR Meter
Appendix VI - The Construction and Tuning of a Line Tuner
Appendix VII - Antenna Tuner for Long-Wire Vees and Rhombics

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