Antenna Systems

The Russian Woodpecker Revisited

UPDATED 14 April 2024 A signal I couldn’t avoid hearing with my trusty BC-348, S-120 or HA-350 receivers was the Russian дуга Over The Horizon Radar (OTHR) that they had […]

AS-1729/VRC VHF Whip Antenna

“The AS-1729/VRC is an omnidirectional, vertically polarized whip antenna assembly that provides transmission and reception of radio signals (very high frequency (VHF)) between 30 and 76 MHz.” TM 11-5985-262-15 BACKGROUND: […]

End Fed Half Wave Wire Antennas

Updated: 6/29/2023 – A work in progress. End Fed Half Wave wire antennas must be great. Everyone is selling them! Meh. The antenna engineer’s axiom: You can have high gain, […]

N6CC Stealth Mobile

UPDATED 12/13/2021 While one is in the Ham Radio game using military radio equipment, it only makes sense to have a tactical vehicle filled with tactical military radio equipment…but I […]

Portable Field Antenna Kit

UPDATED 6/7/2023 “Executive Summary”  Antennas can have high gain, high bandwidth or small size. Pick any TWO.  Every antenna is a compromise  Put up a resonant dipole  Have a nice […]

Stealthy / Covert Antennas

“Never do anything to attract enemy fire – It annoys those around you.” Murphy’s Laws of Combat. UPDATED 5/8/223 This section will deal with various means to covertly operate radio […]

Field Expedient Antenna Systems

And other simple DIY Antenna Contraptions “If it’s stupid – but works – it isn’t stupid”  Murphy’s Laws of Combat UPDATED 11/6/2023 A good field expedient antenna must first start […]