Exploring the End-Fed Half Wave Antenna

Ferrite core

Tony K6TTP sent us this article on the end-fed half-wave antenna written by John VA3KOT for Ham Radio Outside the Box. “This is probably the best overview article on end-fed half-wave antennas I’ve read in many many years. It broadly addresses in brief the fact and opinion that exists in the EFHW world, and explains the complexities, alternatives, and some variations on the type.” It’s a great introduction for anyone considering constructing one of their own. The caption for the image accompanying this post reads, “49:1 showing 2xFT140-43 ferrite cores. No case, insulated wire protects windings from moisture.”

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Amateur Radio Booklet by Noël F4JJD

Flying around the web, I found this useful booklet created by Noël Martin, F4JJD. It’s called, simply enough, the Amateur Radio Booklet 2024 Edition (3.3 MB PDF). It includes:

  • Band Plans
  • Classification of Emissions
  • Q Codes
  • Morse Code
  • Radio Abbreviations
  • Digital Modes
  • Radio Waves Physics
  • Prefixes Allocations
  • Amateur Radio Grid Locator

Noël maintains the booklet as a project on GitHub. According to his personal site, he’s a ham and software engineer in France. You can follow him on Mastodon here.

TNX to Cale K4HCK, and his great newsletter Amateur Radio Weekly, for the link!