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Building Antennas: by Igor Grigorov, VA3ZNW

Almost all modern buildings contain lots metal parts inside. For example, any building has water pipes (as a rule copper), main wires, telephone wires, inner metal skeleton. Some building has a water (steam) heating system. The hidden metal parts can work as transmitting antenna. You only have to connect your transmitter to the metal in proper way.

In this article we discus antennas based on domestic water heater system. Let's name the antennas 'Water Heater Antenna System', or just WHAS. Certainly, diagram directivity and efficiency of WHAS often are far from desirable. Anyway such antennas allow ham to be on the Air.

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A Good Antenna for the 160- meters!

WHAS Antenna




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Antenna Theory Helical Antennas Useful Pieces Simple Keys
Antenna Practice TV Antennas Propagation QRO HF Tube Amplifiers
136 kHz- Antennas Coaxial cables LDE QRO HF Transistor Amplifiers
HF- Antennas Two wire lines Interferences QRP
HF- RX Antennas Feeder's Toolkit Filters TVI/RFI QRP PA
50- MHz Antennas HF ATU Homebrew Receivers Radio and Ham History
VHF- Antennas ATU for the 6- meters Homebrew Transmitters Old Russian/USSR Radio Equipment
UHF -Antennas Antenna Parts Matching Circuit for P.A Amateurs Awards
EH- Antennas Antenna Towers QRP Transceivers Free Radio and Electronics e- Books
TV Channels and Frequencies Reception of Weather Stations Useful Data FM Radio Channels and Frequencies
MagLoop Antennas Home-Brew Technics in Antenna Tools PSU for Amateur Radio from Computer Free Programme and Utility





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