You are here:  Home > Downtown ham

Downtown ham


Having lived this situation lasting a few years in Paris area, I could note the difficulties which one can encounter in a large city.                                             

Difficult to free yourself from parasites linked to the urban environment but you can always find a solution to be active on HF bands. At the time, I used an isotron made with the means at hand, hung on the kitchen window (the only one that was not metallic). This allowed me many contacts anyway !


Some tools

For the development of these antennas, the ideal is to use an antenna analyzer or a noise bridge. Here are some useful links:

Noise bridges
MFJ202B from MFJ
RX100 from Palomar (no longer available)

Antenna analyzers
VA1RX from Autek (no longer available)
MFJ259 from MFJ or MFJ-223, MFJ-225
miniVNA HF/VHF (on PC).

Tenna dipper
AA 908 from american qrp club