K6MM on Helical Wound Vertical

November 1, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m interested in short vertical antennas, so I keep collecting links to interesting article. K6MM has a nice description of his work with a 25 foot tall HWV antenna for 160M, built from three segments of PVC pipe, a capacitance “top hat” and 8 ground radials.

K6MM Home Page

Addendum: Another page describing a very compact HWV antenna for 20m.


Comment from Rob AK6L
Time 11/1/2009 at 11:49 pm

There was a writeup – by K6MM – in the June 2009 QST about this antenna. Thought about building one myself, but life and other projects intervened…