My Antennas

At the moment I cannot put up a big antenna so I’m using some compromise antennas. The most important ones are two or actually three dipoles in the attic.

Why am I not sure about the number? Well, 2 of them are put into one to make a fan dipole (also called a butterfly dipole). This fan dipole is for the 10 meter band and the 20 meter band.

It works perfectly; it’s resonant (1:1.1 all over the bands) and very effective. My record is 16000 km (almost 10000 miles) on the 20 meter band (Melbourne Australia) and 12500 km (almost 8000 miles) on the 10 meter band (Argentina) both with 100 watt power. So it probably doesn’t compare with a Yagi but for indoor dipoles it’s not bad!

My third (or second) dipole is an inverted V for the 15 meter band.

For 2 meters and 70 centimeters I have a Diamond X30 antenna, also high in the attic.

Next to this I have a few QRP, mobile and handset antennas and a homebrew 70 cm Quad (read my blog about this).

Some pictures of my dipoles

The one in the back is the fan dipole (10m and 20m) and the inverted is the 15 meter band dipole. Because of the length of the antennas it isn’t possible to put the whole picture here, but you get the idea right?!

Fan dipole and inverted V dipole

Fan dipole and inverted V dipole


Some pictures of the ATAS 120A antenna I had installed:

I removed this antenna because I have better antennas at the moment. The Atas I am still using in mobile and portable operations. I’m leaving the images here as reference.

Closeup of the whole antenna

Closeup of the whole antenna

The connection of the antenna to the pole

The connection of the antenna to the pole

The ATAS seen from the attic

The ATAS seen from the attic


Another antenna I added: the MFJ-1786x Magnetic Loop Antenna

The unboxing:


Opening the thing up. Doing extra quality control! ๐Ÿ˜‰




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