Antennas For Different Applications
Here we take a different approach, and look at antenna requirements and options based on the end application. Many of these will overlap, of course, and the differences may be more a matter of mechanical implementation than electrical design.
Portable Antennas might be used for Field Day, backpacking, SOTA, IOTA, DXpeditions, or use at a temporary location.
Mobile Antennas for operation while in motion.
Fixed Antennas for a relatively permanent installation.
Discrete Antennas that other people won’t notice.
Antennas for QRP Operation.
Antennas for Limited Space.
Antennas for Emergency Communications.
Wideband Antennas, capable of operation over a wide range of frequencies (not just on the ham bands).
Antennas for Local Contacts
- Local HF Ground Wave
- Local HF Sky Wave (NVIS)
- Local VHF
Antennas for DX Contacts