A Reader Sends: Good Antenna Information

One of our readers sent the May, 2021 issue of Propagation, the newsletter of the Longview East Texas Amateur Radio Club. The theme of this issue is HF wire antennas, and information in it is pretty good.

The Cybertek crew at large have always been heavily into Amateur Radio, whether as a general hobby in the case of yours truly, or as a means of communications in the event of an emergency (aka EmComm). Indeed, one of the first survivalist books I read, How To Survive A Nuclear Disaster, by Robert C. Smith (1983) recommended the 2 Meter Amateur Radio band for local/mobile communications. Now it’s much easier to get a Technician Class ham license than it was back then.