Selecting the right type of antenna

There are very many different types of antenna to choose from: dipoles inverted Vs, single band, multiband, doublets, verticals beams trapped dipoles, and many more. On top of this many can be home made or factory made. The choice is huge

In view of the great variety of antennas, it can be difficult to know which one will be best for any given location.

While it can be very interesting to experiment, it pays to know which antennas are likely be the best for for any given station. The different characteristics can mean that some types are more suitable than others.

Read more about the more popular types of antenna used with ham radio stations: their characteristics as well as the various advantages and disadvantages: