The deadline to submit a design for the 2018 QST Antenna Design Competition is just ahead — September 1! The competition challenge is to design the best LF, MF, or HF antenna for limited-space applications. ARRL can only accept one entry per person (or team), but there’s not much time left to complete building and testing of your design. Full details appeared in the June 2018 issue of QST. Three cash prizes are on the line: First place is $600, second place is $250, and third place is $150. Even designs that don’t win a prize might still be eligible for future QSTpublication.
Antennas must be designed for one or more bands between 2200 meters and 10 meters, must fit within a 30 × 50 foot area, and stand no taller than 30 feet at any point.
All submissions must include…
· drawings with dimensions (hand drawings are okay), a list of materials, and photos.
· a description and summary of any measurements taken, including modeling and files (modeling is not a requirement).
· a discussion of observed on-the-air results and any comparisons with other antennas.
· the entry category, submitter’s name, mailing address, and email address.
All antennas based on submitted designs must be the sole creations of the entrants and not available for sale. Winners will be chosen based ingenuity of design, mechanical and electrical safety, expected performance, and durability. The judges’ decisions are final.
Entrants must be ARRL members. ARRL staffers and QST advertisers are not eligible.
Mail entries to QST, ATTN: Antenna Design Competition, 225 Main St., Newington, CT 06111 or email your entry, including call sign, with the subject line of “2018 Antenna Design Competition.” If submitting more than 6 MB of material, use separate email messages. Do not send compressed ZIP files, as these will be rejected.
“If you are in the market for a high gain HT antenna for those fringe areas, this may be for you. The Diamond SRH770s is very flexible for porta... Read more
Retevis RT82 Description RT82 is a dual band DMR radio Frequency band:136-174 & 400-480MHz 10000 Contacts IP67 Waterproof Use T... Read more
RFinder B1 HT Radio, Android DMR and FM This is the device that you have been waiting for! The RFinder B1 is now available for pre-order. Imagine a d... Read more
Description A 5 element Long Boom (2.1m) LFA-Q (Super-rigid Quad-style) Super-Light Quad Style Yagi for 144 – 145MHz The LFA-Q Packs a bigger... Read more
“Viewer request to try out an antenna for Ham Radio in the attic. Using the CQ Antennas Center Insulators from KE5FEN. Thanks David for the insu... Read more