This brand new second edition has been expanded and updated and now provides even more for those with tiny postage stamp-size gardens, intolerant neighbours, planning permission problems or living in apartments.
Many amateur radio operators are faced with the fear of interference being caused to televisions, telephones, hi-fi systems and anything with a plug on it. In these circumstances a stealth antenna may be the solution to allow you to get on the air or even the answer to your planning difficulties.
From using house rain gutters and drain pipes, or a magnetic loop in the loft, through to a tuned loop around the window frame Stealth Antennas provides a wide range of ingenious antenna solutions. Designs include magnetic loops, tuned wire loops, small verticals, zig-zag loaded dipoles and even reviews of a number of commercially-made stealth antennas. Along with new antenna reviews there are two completely new chapters covering Receive Antennas and Top Band Antennas. Stealth Antennas does not neglect VHF/UHF antennas. While easier to conceal because of their small size compared with HF antennas, what are the effects of mounting a VHF antenna in the loft? Roof tile absorption is discussed, as are the effects of detuning caused by copper water pipes or house wiring.
If you are able to put up a 100ft tower and 6-element beam this book may not be for you. For the rest of us, Stealth Antennas has dozens of original and ingenious ideas for antennas for radio amateurs who might have thought they were radiationally-challenged. Stealth Antennas should persuade anyone with an amateur radio licence that they can work the world without a beam, tower and linear amplifier.
Author: Steve Nichols G0KYA
218 pages, in English, 2014