K5PA Presents:  Genesis - the Birth of Antennas












Why and How antenna ideas are conceived, computer simulated, constructed, and then "born into-the-wild" for Field Day!


Interesting drawings, computer graphics, physical examples, measurements, and photo essays.


Light on the theory but heavy on Showing Real-World examples.


This is an Intuitive Approach to antenna design that includes ...





Wideband Dipoles,


Phased Arrays,




Flipbeam Arrays (FBA), and


Reel Antennas (RA).


This was presented at Austin Summerfest 2004 ARRL Texas State  Convention in August.

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Where to go for more info ...
Antenna Modeling & Software
ARRL Antenna Modeling Course, L.B. Cebik, edited by Dean Straw, American Radio Relay League, 2002, http://www.remote.arrl.org/cce/courses.html#ec004 
EZNEC or EZNEC+, Version 4.0.0, Roy Lewallen, www.eznec.com/  
MultiNEC, Version 2.2.1, Dan Maguire, AC6LA, www.qsl.net/ac6la/multinec.html  
Antenna Modeling Software, Shareware
4NEC2, http://www.qsl.net/wb6tpu/swindex.html  
MMANA, by JE3HHT (Mininec derivative), http://www.qsl.net/mmhamsoft/mmana/  
Reel Antennas
New Dipole Feeder- Tuned Feeder Yet!, A.F. Stahler, AA6AX, 73 Magazine, June 1978
RFD-1 and RFD-2: Resonant Feed-Line Dipoles, James Taylor, W2OZH, QST, August 1991
Wide Band Dipoles
Five Bands, No Tuner, Bill Wright, G0FAH, QST, June 1995
Remote Automatic Antenna Tuners, RT-11, LDG Electroncis, http://www.ldgelectronics.com/index.html 
Phased Arrays
Antennas for All Applications, John Kraus and Ronald Marhefka, McGraw Hill, 2002, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-6990629-1787216 
Collinear Phased Antennas for the HF Bands, Douglas Fouts, KI6QR, QST, March 1989
The W5GI Mystery Antenna, John Basilotto, W5GI, CQ Magazine, July 2003.
An Invisible DX Aerial for 14 MHz, Del Arthur, G0DLN, International Antenna Collection, RSGB, 2003, pp. 103-105.
Moxon Antennas
HF Antennas for All Locations, Les Moxon, G6XN, 2nd Edition, Printed 2002, http://www.arrl.org/catalog/index.php3
Two-Element 40-Meter Switched Beam, Carrol Allen, AA2NN, The ARRL Antenna Compendium, Vol. 6, 1999, pp. 23-25.
Aluminum Tubing, Texas Towers, Inc., http://www.texastowers.com/aluminum.htm 
Flexible Woven Copper Wire and Ladder Line, The Wireman, http://www.thewireman.com/products.html 


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