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Tip on installing and using a long-wire aircraft antenna to feed an inexpensive LORAN receiver.

Building your own aircraft radio antenna from easily found parts. Part 1. Antenna theory and a VHF quarter-wave communications antenna for a metal or tube-and-fabric airframe.
KITPLANES Sep 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 61

Building your own aircraft radio antenna from easily found parts. Part 2. VOR nav antenna.
KITPLANES Oct 1994 (v.11#10) pg. 74

Building your own aircraft radio antenna from easily found parts. Part 3. How to install antennas in wood and composite airframes.
KITPLANES Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 73
Added Info KITPLANES Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 2

Using coaxial cable. Installing your own avionics (aircraft radios) will require knowing how to make and use coaxial antenna cables. Also includes instructions for building a simple antenna switch so that a handheld navcom can be attached to an exiting external antenna.
KITPLANES Jul 1995 (v.12#7) pg. 54
Added Info KITPLANES Oct 1995 (v.12#10) pg. 2

Improve your small handheld aircraft radio (handi-talkie) by replacing the "rubber duckie" antenna with a collapsible whip antenna. The same antenna is also effective for the 2 meter and 450 MHz amateur radio bands. Est. cost: $10.
KITPLANES Mar 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 30

Make an ELT antenna for a composite airplane from copper tape and toroids.
KITPLANES May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 72

How to make a classic com antenna from copper tape for mounting inside a composite aircraft.
KITPLANES Sep 1997 (v.14#9) pg. 85
Correction KITPLANES Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 4

Build a comm antenna for a metal airplane from fiberglass strips and copper tape. Est. cost: $5.
KITPLANES Nov 1999 (v.16#11) pg. 72

Build a VHF nav antenna from a piece of scrap fiberglass and some copper tape strips.
KITPLANES Dec 1999 (v.16#12) pg. 115

Antenna fundamentals for aircraft radios.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1990 (v.39#8) pg. 55

Wing tip communications antenna installation for an RV-4.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1992 (v.41#10) pg. 105

Modifying the STS pre-amplifier to interface a single communication antenna with both a comm radio and Loran receiver.
SPORT AVIATION Oct 1992 (v.41#10) pg. 106

Aircraft antennas. Part 1. Understanding a radio communication system and the importance of the antenna.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Sep 1994 (v.22#9) pg. 9

Aircraft antennas. Part 2. Antenna types and installation.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Oct 1994 (v.22#10) pg. 6