2018 QST Antenna Design Competition Winners Announced

ARRL has announced the winners of the 2018 QST Antenna Design Competition.

Requirements for the 2018 QST Antenna Design Competition included an antenna for one or more bands between 2200 meters and 10 meters that could fit within a 30 × 50 foot area and be no taller than 30 feet above ground at any point.

We were seeking designs for LF, MF, or HF antennas for limited-space applications. We wanted to see innovative antennas that would allow amateurs to get on the air without the need for towering supports and acres of property. Our winners not only met this challenge, they exceeded it.
— QST Editor Steve Ford, WB8IMY.

The winners:

  • First Prize ($600): “A High Power 160/80-Meter Transmitting Magnetic Loop Antenna” by Steve Adler, VK5SFA.

  • Second Prize ($250): “LF/MF Reversible EWE Antennas for Small Lot, Weak Signal Applications” by Michael Sapp, WA3TTS.

  • Third Prize ($150): “The 3/8-Wavelength Vertical for 20 Meters, a Hidden Gem” by Joe Reisert, W1JR.

Details of all three winning designs will appear in a future issue of QST.

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