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The GM3VLB Mini-Delta Antenna


See also the GM3VLB Short Multi-Band Vertical
the GM3VLB Multi-Band Inverted-Vee Dipole
the SCOTIA Bandhopper Multi-Band Mobile
the SCOTIA Poor Man's Antenna Analyser

and the GM3VLB Expedition Equipment List
 


The prototype antenna, on the roof of GM3VLB's home QTH
(click on the image to see the full RadCom article)

Having now activated over almost 230 different islands (200 in the Scottish island award programmes, André has always considered antenna alternatives that might serve a useful purpose - either in restricted 'home QTH' environments, or for use when '/P'.

As a result of this, he designed the 'Mini-Delta', and was subsequently encouraged to submit his design as an article for inclusion in the RSGB publication, 'RadCom'.

Rather than reproducing and 'translating' the article to a format suitable for HTML web-browsers, the 'proof' of the article (received direct from the Technical Editor) is provided here, as an Acrobat PDF document. (The article is reproduced with the full permission of RadCom).

André is the first to admit that this is a 'prototype' antenna, and is encouraging feedback and discussion. Specifically, he would like to hear from anybody who has constructed or used one, or who might care to provide him with results from any antenna analysis software (such as EzNEC).

See also the GM3VLB Short Multi-Band Vertical
the GM3VLB Multi-Band Inverted-Vee Dipole
the SCOTIA Bandhopper Multi-Band Mobile
the SCOTIA Poor Man's Antenna Analyser

and the GM3VLB Expedition Equipment List

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