Sunday, July 7, 2019

Low band DX antenna ideas

We're pretty much at the bottom of the solar cycle.

"There's no DX" you might say.


It's just that it's somewhere else.

We're talking about the lower end of the HF spectrum - frequencies of 7 MHz and below.

Beams down on those bands are too big for most hams.

And full sized verticals are quite tall.

Nevertheless there's still ways to build an effective DX antenna for the lower HF bands.

Here's some ideas:

* KY6R's low band DX antennas

* WS6X low band DXing from a small city lot

* My previous post on the half-square (an effective DX antenna)

* NX0P's small antennas for DX (video)

What low band antennas have worked for you? Please share your experiences in the comment below.

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