Best Wire Antenna Hf

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The best material to support its own weight is steel. You can use a large gauge (say, 14-12) of copper wire which will work. For short wires that won't bend, solid copper will work. If you are going to attach it to a support structure that won't flex, finer than 14 would work.

One may also ask, how do you make a HF dipole antenna?

ϻis it true, can a wire act as an antenna? Answer: Yes. Your wires do act as antennas. ... Hence, the radiation from one wire is cancelled by the current flowing in the adjacent wire (that is travelling the opposite direction). Another question that will arise is - if its so simple, then everything could be an antenna.

Either way, what metal is best for antenna?

Copper is a best suited material for base antennas. The metal, while soft and malleable, is quite rigid. Stainless steel has a higher tensile strength, so thinner wire can be used. This makes steel an excellent choice for mobile whip antennas where flexibility is a must.

Is an antenna just a wire?

It's just a wire. It might be a stiff wire (steel or copper-plated steel, maybe), if it's intended to stand up straight, but, just a wire. What is important is its length, so make sure to match the length of a “correct” antenna.

BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Super Antenna MS135 SuperWire Stealth Bulk 135 feet Wire #18 Stranded ham Radio Amateur PTFE

Super Antenna MS135 SuperWire Stealth Bulk 135 feet Wire #18 Stranded ham Radio Amateur PTFE
  • THIS IS: The model MS135 SuperWire by Super Antenna. Designed for ham radio portable antennas, ground radials, SDR, and SWL.
  • LENGTH: 135 feet (41 meters long) , Bulk roll hank of wire without spool. Excellent for crimping or soldering.
  • CONDUCTOR: Wire #18 AWG (1.1 mm) diameter, multi-strand, tinned Copper. Conductor diameter 0.0433" (1.1mm) . Outer jacket diameter 0.06" (1.5mm) . RF POWER: Maximum 500 Watts SSB 300 Watts CW/DATA.
  • MATERIALS: Outer jacket tough PTFE insulation. COLOR: Black matte Stealth anti-reflective, Low-Viz (Low Visibility). Waterproof. Weatherproof. UV-resistant.
  • HANDLING: Highly flexible and slippery outer jacket surface tangle resistant in the field for portable use. SuperWire by Super Antenna is excellent for making your own portable antennas and radial sets. WEIGHT: Total 12 ounces.
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022

AEcreative 10-160 Meter Amateur ham HF Band Radio Wire Loop Antenna Balun Unun DIY kit T200-2 Type 2 Iron Powder ferrite toroid core 16AWG Enameled Magnet Winding Wire

AEcreative 10-160 Meter Amateur ham HF Band Radio Wire Loop Antenna Balun Unun DIY kit T200-2 Type 2 Iron Powder ferrite toroid core 16AWG Enameled Magnet Winding Wire
  • All hardware to build your own Balun/Unun up to 1.5KW, for make 1:1, 4:1 or 9:1 Balun/UNUN as desired, many nice build plan available online (we do not provide build plan).
  • Precise pre drilled waterproof balun box, T200-2 type 2 iron powder toroid core, (optimum resonant freq range 0-40Mhz).
  • 10' 16AWG 1.30mm Enameled Magnet Winding Wire, (Temperature Rating 155℃), nickel plated brass conectors.
  • Balun box dimension: 3 1/4" x 3 1/8" x 2 1/8"
  • (Unassembled kit) Package included: 1xt200-2 toroid, 1x SO-239 antenna socket, 2x antenna wire connector (fit up to 8awg antenna wire), nuts, bolts,washers, wire terminals included.
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022

Balun One Nine v1 - Tiny Low-Cost 1:9 HF Antenna Balun and Unun with Antenna Input Protection for Ham It Up, RTL-SDR, HackRF and Other HF-Capable Radios. Great for DIY Dipole and Longwire Antennas

Balun One Nine v1 - Tiny Low-Cost 1:9 HF Antenna Balun and Unun with Antenna Input Protection for Ham It Up, RTL-SDR, HackRF and Other HF-Capable Radios. Great for DIY Dipole and Longwire Antennas
  • 1:9 HF antenna balun for long wire antennas; includes excellent ESD protection on input
  • Great match for attaching a long wire to the Ham It Up
  • Fully assembled, and easy to use
  • Excellent specifications
  • Only 39.2mm x 13.0mm and 5g!
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022

Super Antenna MP1DXTR80 HF SuperWhip Tripod All Band 80m MP1 Antenna with Clamp Mount and Go Bag ham Radio Amateur

Super Antenna MP1DXTR80 HF SuperWhip Tripod All Band 80m MP1 Antenna with Clamp Mount and Go Bag ham Radio Amateur
  • THIS IS: The maximum Super Antenna Go Bag setup with 80 meters. The new ruggedized upgraded version of the MP1 SUPER ANTENNA, with TRIPOD, UNIVERSAL MOUNT, TITANIUM SUPER-WHIP, plus 80 METER COIL, and GO BAG. The #1 HF Portable Vertical Antenna worldwide. This package includes the entire /portable /backpack /base /travel antenna system for Ham Radio. Operators who demand top performance choose the MP1DXTR80 for transmitting and receiving on HF and VHF radio frequencies.
  • Perfect for Vacation. PACKAGE CONTENTS: MP1C Super Antenna + SW1 Titanium SuperWhip + TM1 Low Profile Tripod + UM2 SuperMount + SP3 SuperSpike + MC80 Coil + MR4010 Super Radial Set + MR8075 Radial + MR642 Radial Set + FG1 SWR Ruler + GB Super Go Bag. Everything collapses down to pack into the stealth black Go Bag zip case, which features internal hidden velcro pockets.
  • SIZE: Total antenna extended length 7ft (2.13m). Antenna Collapsed Size: 12 inches(30cm). Go Bag Size: 13"x9"x3.5" (33x23x9cm) WEIGHT: Antenna itself weighs 1 pound (0.4kg). Antenna with everything in the Go Bag totals 5 pounds. Power Rating: 500W SSB, 300W CW/DATA. EFFICIENCY: Within 1dB of a full size quarterwave vertical antenna on 20 meters (as measured at the HFpack Shootout). COMPATIBILITY: Fully compatible with all Amateur Radio transceivers. CONNECTOR: SO-239 (PL259 compatible 50 ohms).
  • FREQUENCIES: ALL BANDS 80m, 75m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 11m, 10m meters (3.5MHz to 4.8MHz and 7MHz-30MHz) HF, plus VHF 6m (30MHz-54MHz) with a good SWR. Continuously tunes all frequencies Marine, Government, NGO, CAP, MARS, EmComm, Shortwave, CB, and everything in between. Direct Manual Tuning SuperSlider Coil, with Good SWR. Analyzer or tuner not needed but can help.
  • FEATURES: This durable SuperWhip features an amazing new indestructible Titanium metal alloy, so flexible that it can be rolled up in an 12 inch diameter circle and stowed in the GB Super Go Bag. The TM1 Low Profile Tripod sets up on any flat surface. The UM2 SuperMount clamps to most surfaces, fences, ladders, tables, benches, railings, or attaches with included U-bolt to any 1.25" pipe, post, or balcony railing.
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LJJDSLYU HAM HF Band1-30Mhz shortwave Radio Balun Unun DIY kit Radio Wire Loop Antenna, NXO-100 Magnetic Balance

LJJDSLYU HAM HF Band1-30Mhz shortwave Radio Balun Unun DIY kit Radio Wire Loop Antenna, NXO-100 Magnetic Balance
  • HAM Equipment 1-30Mhz Shortwave Radio Magnetic Balance Kits adopts large-size high-quality nickel-zinc magnetic ring, which can work in the short-wavelength range of 1-30MHz
  • It can withstand 100W-200W. It can easily produce high-performance balun to ensure efficient radio transmission and reception. It allows you to fully enjoy the fun of DIY
  • 1:1 balun is applicable to bipolar DP (inverted V antenna is V) Yagi antenna (40-100)
  • 1:4 balun is suitable for the LOOP antenna and the Winton antenna (200-400). 1:9 balun is suitable for antenna
  • Please contact the seller for instructions , but also the seller will send you the instructions , please keep your email box can accept the instructions sent in.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022

HAM Equipment 1-30Mhz Shortwave Radio Balun Kit NXO-100 Magnetic Balance Amateur Radio Antennas DIY

HAM Equipment 1-30Mhz Shortwave Radio Balun Kit NXO-100 Magnetic Balance Amateur Radio Antennas DIY
  • HAM Equipment 1-30Mhz Shortwave Radio Magnetic Balance Kits adopts large-size high-quality nickel-zinc magnetic ring, which can work in the short-wavelength range of 1-30MHz .
  • It can withstand 100W-200W. It can easily produce high-performance balun to ensure efficient radio transmission and reception. It allows you to fully enjoy the fun of DIY.
  • 1:1 balun is suitable for bipolar DP antenna (inverted V positive V) antenna such as Yagi (40-100Ω).
    1:4 balun for LOOP antenna and Winton antenna (200-400Ω).
  • 1:9 balun is suitable for long-line antennas, with manual day adjustment or automatic day adjustment.
  • I send the instruction to your email when you buy . Many thanks for your purchasing.
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022

Super Antenna MP1DXMAX Low Profile Tripod 80m-10m HF +2m VHF Portable Antenna with Go Bags ham Radio Amateur

Super Antenna MP1DXMAX Low Profile Tripod 80m-10m HF +2m VHF Portable Antenna with Go Bags ham Radio Amateur
  • THIS IS: Super Antenna Low Profile tripod Go Bag setup for all HF Bands 80m-10m and simultaneous VHF 2 meters. The ruggedized compact MP1 SUPER ANTENNA, 2 METER ADAPTER, TRIPOD, UNIVERSAL MOUNT, TITANIUM SUPER-WHIP, 80 & 60 METER COILs, and GO BAG. The #1 HF Portable Vertical Antenna worldwide. Package includes entire emergency communications /portable /backpack /base /travel antenna system for Ham Radio. Operators who demand top performance choose the MP1DXMAX for transmitting/receiving.
  • Perfect for Vacation and Field Day. PACKAGE CONTENTS: MP1C Super Antenna + MC2 SuperPlexer 2 meter adapter + SW1 Titanium SuperWhip + TM1 Low Profile Tripod + UM2 SuperMount + MC80 Coil + MC60 Coil + FG1 SWR Ruler + GB Super Go Bag + SP3 SuperSpike + All Radial Sets: MR4010, MR8075, MR6060, MR642, MR2R, MR2Y, and MR2B. Everything collapses down to pack into the stealth black Go Bag zip case, which features internal velcro pockets and SW1 SuperWhip storage straps.
  • SIZE: Total antenna extended length 7ft (2.13m). Antenna Collapsed Size: 12 inches(30cm). Go Bag Size: 13"x9"x3.5" (33x23x9cm) WEIGHT: Antenna itself weighs 1 pound (0.4kg). Antenna with everything in the Go Bag totals 6.5 pounds. Power Rating: 500W SSB, 300W CW/DATA. EFFICIENCY: Within 1dB of a full size quarter-wave vertical antenna on 20 meters (as measured by HFpack Shootout). COMPATIBILITY: Fully compatible with all Amateur Radio transceivers. CONNECTOR: SO-239 (PL259 compatible 50 ohms).
  • FREQUENCIES: ALL BANDS 80m, 75m, 60m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 11m, 10m, 6m, meters (3.5MHz to 30MHz tuning) plus simultaneous 2 meters (144 to 148 MHz) with a good SWR. Continuously tunes all frequencies Marine, Government, NGO, CAP, MARS, EmComm, Shortwave, CB, MURS, Weather, FM, Scanner, and everything in between. TUNING METHOD: Antenna tunes by calibrated manual slip of the SuperSlider Coil grip, with no need for external power, separate antenna tuner, or analyzer.
  • FEATURES: New type of Dual Band HF + plus 2 meters antenna, with the MC2 SuperPlexer 2 meter adapter. The durable SuperWhip is an indestructible Titanium metal alloy, so flexible that it can be rolled up in an 12 inch diameter circle and stowed in the GB Super Go Bag. The TM1 Low Profile Tripod sets up on any flat surface. The UM2 SuperMount clamps to most surfaces, fences, ladders, tables, benches, railings, or attaches with included U-bolt to any 1.25" pipe, post, or balcony railing.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022

Super Antenna MR1710 SuperWire Radial Set for HF Vertical Antennas 17m 15m 12m 11m 10m Bands ham Radio MP1 Ground Plane

Super Antenna MR1710 SuperWire Radial Set for HF Vertical Antennas 17m 15m 12m 11m 10m Bands ham Radio MP1 Ground Plane
  • THIS IS: The model MR1710 SuperWire Radial Set by Super Antenna. It is for all Super Antenna MP1 portable HF antenna systems. Made by Super Antenna, designed as part of the /backpack /base /travel /mobile /portable antenna system for Ham Radio. It is for transmitting and receiving on HF radio frequencies.
  • SPECIFICATIONS: BANDS: Pre-tuned to 17 meters (18MHz), 15 meters (21MHz), 12 meters (24MHz), 10 meters (28MHz-29MHz). FREQUENCY RANGE: Covers 16.5 MHz to 30 MHz continuous. Also covers WARC bands, CAP, MARS, Marine, CB (26MHz-27MHz), and HF bands (when used with MP1 antenna system or similar vertical antennas). GAIN: +4.5dB over typical ground rod.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Fully compatible with all Super Antenna MP1 Antennas and Equipment. Attaches by included push-on connector to Super Antenna mounts (mount not included, sold separately). Deploys in one minute by one person with no tools needed. Compatible with most other vertical antennas and ground planes. Includes spare mating connector for use with other types of antennas.
  • SIZE: Packs down to a 6"x4" (15x10cm) compact roll for portability. Extends and fans out to 4 full size quarter-wave wires (1 wire for 17m band, 1 wire for 15m band, 1 wire for 12m/11m band, 1 wire for 10m band). Max wire length: 13 feet (4m). CONNECTOR: Standard push-on spade lug 1/4-inch (6mm) female and #8 Screw ring terminal with screw included. WIRE: Proprietary SuperWire 18AWG 41-Strand PTFE Stealth. LENGTH: Max wire length: 13 feet (4m).
  • WEIGHT: 5 ounces (133grams). POWER RATING: 500W SSB, 300W CW/DATA. COLOR: Stealth Black.
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022

Loop Antenna, Elikliv 100kHz - 30MHz Active Receiving Antenna Loop Antenna for Short-Wave Listeners Amateur Radio Enthusiasts (MLA-30)

Loop Antenna, Elikliv 100kHz - 30MHz Active Receiving Antenna Loop Antenna for Short-Wave Listeners Amateur Radio Enthusiasts (MLA-30)
  • It is an effective antenna for short-wave listeners (SWL) and amateur radio enthusiasts (HAM) to receive medium-wave and short-wave in the limited living area of the city.
  • Directional loop antenna could make the specific near-field interference minimized by rotating the antenna to align the dummy point with the interfering signal.
  • The frequency is 100kHz-30 MHz.Excellent directionality can reduce noise and improve signal-to-noise ratio.
  • It’s small and compact,easy to install on balconies, rooftops.Rainproof enclosure for long-term outdoor use.
  • USB power supply,it's easy to take power for loop antenna.
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022

Active Antenna Assembled in Box HF LF VLF, Mini Whip Active Antenna HF LF VHF SDR RX 10KHz-30MHz 12-15V with Portable Cable BNC

Active Antenna Assembled in Box HF LF VLF, Mini Whip Active Antenna HF LF VHF SDR RX 10KHz-30MHz 12-15V with Portable Cable BNC
  • The wideband R / C is coupled to the receiver without the need for a transformer.
  • Using the latest version of BF998 and BCX54 semiconductors.
  • Large frequency range and connected by a coaxial cable.
  • Class A circuit, no clean reception of IMD.
  • 6m connection cable with M connector and 8m connection cable with BNC connector.

6 More Questions Answered

Does HF have a dipole moment?

A good example is HF (this is also an example of a special type of dipole-dipole force called a hydrogen bonding). In HF, the bond is a very polar covalent bond. ... Any molecule with a permanent dipole has dipole-dipole forces that hold the molecules next to each other as a solid or liquid.

What does a dipole antenna look like?

A dipole antenna commonly consists of two identical conductive elements such as metal wires or rods. ... Most commonly it consists of two conductors of equal length oriented end-to-end with the feedline connected between them. Dipoles are frequently used as resonant antennas.

What wire is used for FM antenna?

In order to make a vertical antenna from a coaxial cable, you will need the following materials: 50 ohm (or 75 ohm) coaxial wire with copper shielding. FM receiver with a coaxial connector. 3/8-inch copper tubing.

What HF frequency is best?

HF users have found that using a frequency that is the MUF times 0.85 gives the best chance for good results. This is called the frequency of optimum transmission (FOT). Usually the FOT is a good choice for HF communications, but not always.

Is HF line of sight?

HF (3-30 MHz) radio waves propagate either as line-of-sight (space) or sky waves. Sky waves are the most useful to understand because they provide the longest geometric range possible (independant of transmitted power).

How far can HF transmit?

But the real advantage of HF is skywave propagation, where a single link can span distances as great as 3,000 km (a little less than 1,900 miles). Skywave propagation occurs when the radio wave is refracted (bent) in the uppermost layer of the atmosphere, called the ionosphere.