THE TESLAVERT 160 METER ANTENNA
COME IN 0-TWO
Not to be outdone, the GARDS (see more about the GARDS) continue to work on new antenna concepts too. This month, our feature article is about a new deviced called the "TeslaVert". Actually, not so entirely new when considering the device designed and developed by Werner Hödlmayr, DL6NDJ, incorporates the Tesla Coil that arrived on the scene near the turn of the past century. This device by Werner is a beautiful piece of work as one can see from the graphic here and on the front cover this month. In a timely fashion, Werner has come up with his TeslaVert version as a compact antenna contender for 160 meters.
The TeslaVert has really generated some excitement within the GARDS and several members are planning projects for January 2002 to be followed by more testing and articles about its performance. In this month’s issue of antenneX, Werner presents an article about this initial design for 160 and moreover, GARDS’ member Dave Cuthbert, WX7G has gone to great effort to simulate the TeslaVert and describes his results in a companion article in this same issue (see index below).
At the moment, Werner has the device located indoors at his home and is enjoying many QSOs on 160. But, as soon as the weather warms up in Germany, Werner plans to take the TeslaVert outside to some unobstructed locations for more extensive practical clinical testing.
FEATURE ARTICLES IN THE LIBRARY:
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Well, there you have it, folks—thanks
for listening and remember, the reading lamp is always on for you in the reading
rooms. If I can be of further help, I'm just a Stone's
Throw! away. January 2002 antenneX Online Issue #57