Glossary

A list of words I use (and their definitions) that might not be clear to some readers, particularly words that have specific definitions in this context, or may be more obscure uses of American English.

For the moment, I’m just listing them here. I will define them as I get the chance…

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  • adaptability
  • alligator clips
  • antenna party
  • antenna tuner
  • application
  • ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding)
  • array
  • AWG (American Wire Gauge)
  • backpack
  • backpacking
  • baffling
  • balun
  • bisquare antenna
  • boom
  • broadband
  • broadside
  • Bruce Array
  • BWG (Birmingham Wire Gauge)
  • carabiner
  • cleat
  • coaxial cable (“coax”)
  • coupled, coupling
  • creativity
  • curtain
  • delta
  • delta loop
  • diamond
  • dipole
  • directivity
  • director
  • discrete
  • driven element
  • doublet
  • dowel
  • dual
  • efficiency
  • EFHW (End-Fed Half-Wavelength antenna)
  • element
  • elemental
  • Elmer
  • end-fed
  • fan dipole
  • Field Day
  • figure-8 (or “figure-of-eight”)
  • foot / feet
  • G5RV
  • gain
  • gauge
  • ground
  • ground plane
  • halyard
  • harmonic
  • hexagon
  • impedance
  • imperial units
  • inch
  • insulator
  • inverted V (or inverted vee)
  • IOTA (Islands On The Air)
  • junkbox
  • loading coils
  • long wire
  • Marconi
  • mast
  • matchbox
  • matching
  • mil
  • mile
  • minima
  • misconception
  • mobile
  • monoband
  • multiband (or multi-band)
  • nominal
  • null
  • NVIS (Near-Vertical Incident Skywave)
  • OCFD (Off-Center Fed Dipole)
  • parallel
  • parasitic
  • phase
  • polarization
  • polyvaricon
  • portable
  • practical
  • pragmatic
  • propagation
  • prototype
  • pseudo-Brewster angle
  • quad (or cubical quad antenna)
  • quirk / quirky
  • radio direction-finding
  • random
  • reflector
  • resonance
  • resources
  • rhombic
  • RV (Recreational Vehicle)
  • shunt
  • SOTA (Summits On The Air)
  • Sterba curtain
  • SWR (Standing Wave Ratio)
  • TBD: To Be Done. (There are still lots of articles I haven’t written yet.)
  • trap
  • trivial
  • tuner
  • twinlead
  • ultralight
  • vertical
  • vertical angle of radiation
  • wavelength
  • wideband
  • Windom
  • yagi (or Yagi-Uda)
  • yard (length, garden, to pull, a rope on a ship)
  • yardstick
  • ZS6BKW