Why use a J-Pole Antenna?

Why use a J-Pole Antenna?

A viewer asks: Why J-Pole antennas? I mean it’s a cool design and all, but some people swear by them. What advantages do they have? Lower take-off angle? Gain? Joe and I share some insight on why the J-Pole is such a popular antenna for VHF/UHF operation....
Rigexpert Stick 230 Antenna Analyzer Review and Operation

Rigexpert Stick 230 Antenna Analyzer Review and Operation

I’m no stranger to antenna analyzers. I’ve been using them for close to 20 years ever since I purchased an MFJ-259, and up until recently I replaced it with my Rigexpert AA-600 professional meter. The AA-600 is an excellent product, but it, along with the MFJ meter...
Build a Dipole Antenna Center Insulator

Build a Dipole Antenna Center Insulator

One of the most common and ubiquitous antennas for amateur radio is the simple dipole antenna. And for good reason‚ dipole antennas are easy to build and are proven performers. The ARRL antenna book says this about dipole antennas: The dipole is a fundamental form of...
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