universal antenna RV3DA (see
pp.:24- 35 of ANTENTOP- 02- 2004) works well even at
a bad grounding. To hammer into the ground a metal rod in 1 meter
length is enough for the grounding. Installation of the antenna
takes a little time, it is another its advantage.However, if there
is an opportunity to provide a good ground, and there is some
free time to spend of for installation of an antenna, it is possible to use a Shunt
Vertical Universal HF Antenna .
HF Antenna has a gain less then universal antenna RV3DA. It is
possible to do a design of the
1 shows the schematic of the Shunt Vertical Universal HF Antenna.
A detailed description of the theory of a Shunt Vertical Universal
is given at reference .
the circuit of the antenna only a bit differs from field universal
antenna RV3DA. The differences are: the loop is isolated from
the ground, its terminals are shortened, shunts go down from two
tops of the triangle loop to the ground. To ground shunts is possible
as to universal antenna RV3DA it is done, i.e., a metal rod in
1 meter length is enough for the grounding. Of course, several
counterpoises (three and more) in length 0f 5 meters (and more)
help to improve the antenna operation. Counterpoises can lay on
a surface of the ground.
Vertical Universal HF Antenna radiates mainly vertical radiation.
It is required to use the antenna at woodless surrounding or big
losses of high-frequency energy will be. Please, take attention
Vertical Universal HF Antenna so, that this one can be easy turned
to the field universal antenna RV3DA.
given diagram directivity for the antenna obtained with help of
free antenna program MMANA (MININEC based). Left diagram is a
section of the volumetric diagram directivity of plane X-Y at
a zenith corner of the maximum radiation. The right diagram is
section of the volumetric diagram directivity of plane X- Z. Also
at the right down corner of the pictures is a table with antenna
impedance. Please, take attention to the data, you can do decision
how you ATU does match of the
Aizenberg G. Z. Antennas of Short Waves.: Moscow, “Radio i Svyaz”,