Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tree antennas

I've never tried it, though it's on my 'to do' list. And it's much easier to get rough comparisons in a short time with modes like WSPR. I'm talking about tree antennas. 

People have been thinking about tree antennas since the early days of radio. But their most famous use was probably in the Vietnam war. Also a few enthusiastic hams have been experimenting with them since. 

Here's some links about this growing aspect of antennas to enjoy: 

Using trees for radio transmission (the toroid-like coupling featured is called a Rowland Ring)

* George Squier Tree Antennas

If you've had experience with tree antennas (good or bad), please leave a note below in the comments. 

PS: Want even more practical antenna ideas? Consider this selection of antenna books. They are affiliate links meaning that I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you decide to purchase.


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