In The Werks - 10-60 meter Vertical Antenna
Now that I've gathered all the parts required , I am in the shop building a new portable antenna for 10 through 60 meters, that will fit in my pack for back-country camping, mountain-topping, out on the ice, or......well pretty much anything requiring a very portable light-weight HF antenna.
Although my original design for the antenna was to cover the 10-40 meter bands, with the increased length of the coil, and a 12 foot whip, my calculations now show the antenna covering 60 meters as well.
By utilizing the air-wound tap-coil along with the very robust 12' whip, no tuner will be required for any of the bands.
The antenna will stand 20 feet tall at it's maximum when assembled, and collapse to 28" when disassembled.
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Here is how the antenna looks as it nears completion....