KY6R Antenna Plots (Featuring the SteppIR UrbanBeam)

Along with my Fluke DVM, my Rig Experts AA-30 has seen so much use and helped me with antennas and feed and phasing lines that it rates as my top tool in the ham toolbox. One of the best things you can do – after you tune your antennas at their feed point – is to run the analyzer at your feedline(s) in the…

3B7A 40M Propagation Study

0300z: DX Atlas says my path to 3B7 is 353 degrees SP and 173 LP. There is no way that I am hearing them on the Short Path at 353 degrees, so I must be hearing them on the Long Path. They have been weak except a really strong “burst” for maybe 5 – 10 minutes – and it is a grey line enhancement….

40M Short Path Antenna Test (#1): DX Engineering DV-40-P for the Win!

The Winner of Test #1: The DX Engineering DV-40-P. This antenna beat a 40M ladder line doublet – so its not too surprising To ZS on the evening Short Path, the DV-40-P there is no contest. Just like the 40M doublet I had up, the Cushcraft D40 pales in comparison, and by several S units at least.┬áTo JA on the morning Short Path, the…