Aerial-51 was created for the following reasons:
- A belief that with antennas, "HEIGHT IS
- Keeping an antenna light enables erecting it much higher
- Modern lightweight materials are available for building antennas:
- Very tall, lightweight telescoping fiberglass
- Thin, CopperWeld wire (lightweight but very
lightweight rope (Kevlar, Dyneema, PVDF, etc.)
- Lightweight insulators (Polyethelin, Plexiglas, FR4, etc.)
but . . .
most companies designing and building wire antennas are still building them just like they built them in the 1950's:
HEAVY AS A TANK!
- Unfortunately most text books are still teaching the same consturction technique as used in the 1950's.
radio operators, unfamiliar with the construction techniques of these new materials, continue to home brew antennas as if they were preparing for word World War
- Then in
portable operations, they often erect these heavy monsters just 15 to 20 feet high and wonder why their signal is so poor. (duh)
a modern, lightweight approach
to antenna construction.
I live on a mountain side in central Germany in the region of Main-Spessart.
I have an antenna test field located behind my house, farther up the mountain, well hidden by trees.
When visitors ask me where my antennas are, I point up the mountain and say "Outdair Sumwear". In the meantime that's the name I have given my antenna test
All Aerial-51 antennas come from Outdair Sumwear.