Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Antenna
#29771 11/30/04 02:52 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 384
Defcon Offline OP
Ass Clown
OP Offline
Ass Clown
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 384
No I'm not talking about ghetto rigged wire coat hangers wrapped with tin foil used to get that TV Station in the next town.

I'm looking to get into some serious Shortwave and Mediumwave DXing so I need to look into antennas but everything I find is way to technical. Anyone got the latest copy of Antennas for Dipshits? Oh mighty Gizzy does your Ham Radio Skillz have any data for this lowly soul.


"Remember how much fun you had shooting spitwads at the teacher in seventh grade? Imagine applying that kind of attitude to actually [censored] with Mitsubishi!"
- Jello Biafra
Re: Antenna
#29772 11/30/04 05:17 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,203
Likes: 11
Community Owner
Online Shocked
Community Owner
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,203
Likes: 11
Not too difficult to find plans for antenna's for amateur radio's; I have a few (2m) in my yard but I haven't used 'em in a while...

Try QRZ.net and ARRL.com


Donate to UGN Security here.
UGN Security, Back of the Web, and VNC Web Services Owner
Re: Antenna
#29773 12/12/04 02:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 34
N
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
N
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 34
It will be hard to find articles on making antennas that aren't complicated...that's because they are very complicated.

There is some software called NEC (Numerical Electromagnetic Code). It allows you to essentially "draw" the antenna using many small wires, the show how the antenna will radiat energy put into it. It will also show the antennas impedance, which is a very important aspect of making an efficient antenna. MININEC is nice and easy to use. The number of segments (wires used to make the antenna) is limited, but it's fairly high for simple structures. Go to http://www.qsl.net/wb6tpu/swindex.html for an achive of a lot of NEC and NEC2 software.

Look up SWR and, impedance matching, polar plots, radiation patterns, and gain. You don't have to understand any of them to use the software, but you should know what they are to understand the data you'll get from the software.

Have fun!


Link Copied to Clipboard
Member Spotlight
Posts: 28
Joined: September 2003
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics33,680
Posts68,696
Average Daily Posts0
Members2,171
Most Online3,253
Jan 13th, 2020
Latest Postings
Animation,
by JohanKaariainen - 08/15/19 01:18 AM
Blackbeard.....
by Gremelin - 10/03/18 07:02 PM
my old account still exists!
by Crime - 08/10/18 02:47 PM
Okay WTF?
by HenryMiring - 09/27/17 01:45 AM
The History Thread...
by Gremelin - 08/11/17 12:11 PM
My friend NEEDS your HELP!
by Lena01 - 07/21/17 12:06 AM
I'm having fun with this guy.
by gabithompson730 - 07/20/17 01:50 AM
I want to upgrade my phone
by gabithompson730 - 07/20/17 01:49 AM
Doom 3
by Cyrez - 09/11/14 08:58 PM
Amazon Gift Card Generator/KeyGen?te
by Gecko666 - 08/22/14 09:21 AM
AIM scene 99-03
by lavos - 09/02/13 08:06 AM
Planetside 2
by Crime - 03/04/13 07:10 AM
Beta Testers Wanted
by Crime - 03/04/13 06:55 AM
Hello Everyone
by Gremelin - 02/12/12 06:01 PM
Tracfone ESN Generator
by Zanvin Green - 01/18/12 01:31 PM
Python 3 issue
by Testing - 12/17/11 09:28 PM
tracfone airtime
by Drache86 - 07/30/11 03:37 AM
Backdoors and the Infinite
by ZeroCoolStar - 07/10/11 03:52 AM
Where and how do you torrent?
by ZeroCoolStar - 07/06/11 07:22 AM
HackThisZIne #12 Releaseed!
by Pipat2 - 04/28/11 09:20 PM
gang wars? l33t-wars?
by Gremelin - 04/28/11 05:56 AM
Consolidate Forums
by diggin2deep - 04/21/11 10:02 AM
LAN Hacking Noob
by Gremelin - 03/12/11 12:42 AM
Top Posters
UGN Security 41,392
Gremelin 7,203
§intå× 3,255
SilentRage 1,273
Ice 1,146
pergesu 1,136
Infinite 1,041
jonconley 955
Girlie 908
unreal 860
Top Likes Received
Ghost 2
Girlie 1
unreal 1
Crime 1
Ice 1
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4