[amsat-bb] Re: Antenna Question

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Sat Jul 4 08:51:11 PDT 2009

Sounds like the "QHTennas", made by N4QH.  Reviewed in QST in 2005, then he 
stopped producing them just a few months later.
Near as I could figure out, they are a conventional turnstile design, but 
with the 2 dipoles separated by the length of the phasing line, and no 

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Black" <jbblack at charter.net>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 9:50 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Antenna Question

Happy Independence Day.

Does anyone recognize the following antennas?  I purchased them years
ago and they were part of a system I never installed.  Over the years,
one of the elements has been damaged and, even though I can fix it
myself, I'd like to know who made these.

Doggonit, I cannot upload to my webpage (something else yet to figure
out).  Suffice it to say, my description may not do the antennas
justice.  There are two of them, a 2m and 70cm made out of sched 40
PVC.  They appear to be a "turnstile" type antenna with two aluminum
elements at the top and two at the  bottom 90° out of phase from each
other (top and bottom).  In other words, if looking at a compass, the
top two elements would be at N and S, the bottom two at E and W.  This
is the same on both antennas as they are a matching set.

These antennas were in an old QST, but I have since gotten rid of all
those magazines and cannot find the article online.  Any ideas or

Joel, W4JBB

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