Saturday, March 14, 2009

Double Bazooka :

On 12th March 2009, Wednesday it was holiday for my harmonic due to Holi (festival of colours). So holiday for me too hi. At around 2.00 UTC I started my HF rig on 40M. Worked few VU's from south, as I was tuning my radio I heard a strong blasting CQ call from my good old HF friend A45WH, OM San on 7.063. San a very good operator with equally good set up too. I had many QSO with San on 20M, but this was for the first time I worked him on 40M. His signals were coming in 59 over 40db. To my curiosity I asked San which antenna is he using, he told me he is using a Double Bazooka.

After finishing the QSO I started my internet, because I was very keen on Double Bazooka. luckily I got lot of information on the same.The Bazooka antenna design was developed by the staff of M.I.T. in the early 1940's for use by the U.S. Government as a radar antenna. It was modified for amateur radio use in the 1950's. The Double Bazooka Dipole is a very efficient single band antenna which is very quite, and does not require the use of a balun. And I would like to share this wonderful antenna links with you.

Here are some links on Double Bazooka :


  1. Adding to Sailin’s comments....

    It’s not really big feat to work W land on 20M but when it comes to 40M it starts to make you think. Especially the way the sunspot cycle has been and we are at the bottom. The interesting part is that the operator was hearing me at 5/8 and I was hearing him at S8 to S9. He was using an Alpha (Should be approx 1KW)and I was running only 100 Watts with my Icom Not only did I make the contact on a Monday night but I worked him with the same results on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday as well. Always with the same results. My signal was always the strongest with less power. Goes to prove it is all in the antenna.

    With my personnel experience this antenna is considered as the low cost best antenna with a less RX noise level....

    73’s A45WH

  2. Thanks for that links on Double Bazooka......


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