A very high frequency antenna captures radio waves broadcast in the VHF band of the electromagnetic spectrum. A VHF antenna captures the frequency of 30 to 300MHz or a wavelength of one to 10 meters. The low band VHF antenna is under 30 to 144MHz or wavelengths from 10 meters to 5 meters.
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Uses of VHF Low Band Antenna
TV stations of radio frequency channels 2 through 6 operate in the low VHF band. These antennas are also used for alarm systems, cordless phone transmission, radio astronomy uses and door openers. A homemade low band antenna can be constructed by the material available at your local hardware shop
Low Band VHF Antenna Composition
The necessary material required for constructing the antenna is a thin plywood, a 2- by 4-inch board, metal coat hangers, a wire cutter, 14-gauge copper wire, a 300-to-75 ohm transformer, wood screws, metallised duct tape, nails, a saw, a screwdriver and a hammer.
The quality of a homemade low band VHF antenna can vary in quality because of interference caused by such communication devices as mobile phones and other local broadcasting channels.
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