G7FEK Limited Space Antenna

Given that I've now wound the balun that I wanted and it's come up pretty well for a first attempt, I've finally started cutting the new antenna. This one appealed to me for a couple of reasons. It's small. It will do 80m, 40m, 30m, 17m, 15m and 12m without an antenna tuner if I cut it … Continue reading G7FEK Limited Space Antenna

L-Match Issues

As mentioned in the previous blog, I had some issues trying to tune my 22m end-fed with the L-match. So, let's do some testing. First let's check for continuity from centre conductor to the active. Given it's switched inductances, it should be a short circuit to DC. Well, that's how this meter displays an open … Continue reading L-Match Issues