I just finished an antenna project using an antenna I got from you. I call it my K4SWL antenna. I added an UnUn to it:
Recently, I have had the desire to try my hand at winding toroids. They have always been a mystery to me. Today’s project is winding a toroid for 40-10 meters. My target antenna is one I learned from Thomas, K4SWL. It is a random wire antenna that is 29.5 long with a 17 foot counterpoise. It is a great antenna and works well at park campsites. I either string it up in a tree or I use my 20′ B&M fishing pole.
Thank you for sharing this, Scott. I’ll be the first to admit that I can hardly take credit for the antenna design as it’s been out there for ages, but I do love this simple antenna and it has become an invaluable member of my field antenna arsenal.
I, too, have been planning to build a 9:1 UNUN and pair it with the speaker wire antenna just to make that match a little easier.
Thanks so much for sharing this and your excellent build notes!