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ANTENTOP- 01- 2021, # 025

Antenna for 40- meter Band with Short Counterpoises

Antenna for 40- meter Band with Short Counterpoises

The publication is devoted to the memory UR0GT.

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By: Nikolay Kudryavchenko, UR0GT

For good operation a vertical antenna in height of lambda/4 requires good ground or several counterpoises in length of lambda/4. However it is often not possible condition in amateur site at the place of the antenna. A vertical antenna in height of lambda/2 is not required the strict conditions and may operate with short counterpoises. The disadvantage of the lambda/2 antenna is the sizes.

However using a lengthening coil the antenna in in height of lambda/4 may be turn on to lambda/2 antenna, that it allows use with the antenna short counterpoises and does not care about good ground. Figure 1 shows antenna in height of lambda/4 with lengthening coil at the base. The coil has inductance in 8.7- microHenry and should be made in considering the power going in to antenna.

The coil should be protected from atmospheric influences- rain, fog, snow, etc. The antenna has input impedance 50- Ohm. It allows use widespread 50- Ohm coaxial cable for feeding of the antenna.

Lengthening coil may be made on form in diameter of 20- 30 mm, what is ever available. To calculate the coil it is possible use MMANA Coil Calculator, any online calculator (tons in the internet) or tables from:

Figure 2 shows Z of the Vertical Antenna with short counterpoises for 40- meter Band. Figure 3 shows SWR of the Vertical Antenna with short counterpoises for 40- meter Band. Figure 4 shows of the Vertical Antenna with short counterpoises for 40- meter Band.

73! de UR0GT

The MMANA model of the Vertical Antenna with short counterpoises for 40- meter Band: http: //

Figure 1 Antenna in Height of Lambda/4 with Lengthening Coil at the Base

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