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Antennas for Shortwave

Transmitting antennas are much more critical than receiving antennas, although a receiving antenna can transmit if it is resonant
post 03 Nov 2020

Antenna Shortwave Links


Shortwave Antennas Loop
Here are some photos of the Shortwave Loop Antenna assembly to help you with putting it together

Skywire Loop Antenna, N4KC
Below is a rough diagram and some photos of my skywire horizontal loop antenna. It is roughly 475 feet long and fed with 450-ohm ladder line

The Carpet Loop A High Performance Indoor SW Antenna, N1KGH
Active antennas are expensive, apt to generate as much noise as signal, and are prone to overload

Two Tube Doerle
This radio uses two #30 tubes and operates on batteries. It has shortwave coverage in two bands, 4.8 to 7.5 MHz and 7.3 to 12.0 MHz using plug in coils