When I was first licenced, my very dear departed mentor G8KL, gave me one
of the best pieces of advice that one could have. He said"Remember that
the most important equipment you have in amateur radio is not the equipment
in the shack, but the wire outside"
This is one area of the Hobby which I have always taken a great interest
in, especially as I do not have a great amount of space. So I have had
to comprimise on antenna types to fit the allowed space.Since I got hooked
up to the Internet, I have discovered a number of sites which contain a
great wealth of information and I would like to share these with you.
Top of the list is W4RNL,
this is the first stop for anyone wishing to learn in depth, How to get
maximum performance from an antenna. LB's approach is down to earth and
easy to understand.
Next is Frank G3YCC, lots of good ideas, especially on the W3EDP
and a first rate HF mobile antenna.
I would like to add that Frank worked tirelessly for the
G QRP CLUB encouraging members to build equipment, as well as being an excellent
The following are some of the Antenna's which I have built over the years