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Build a Portable 10 Meter Yagi Antenna. Post #1505.

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Here's another interesting video from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ).  This time, Dave shows us how to make a simple 2 element yagi antenna for the 10 meter Amateur Radio band.  By following Dave's step-by-step instructions, you'll have a fully functioning 10 meter yagi in time for the upcoming ARRL Field Day (23-24 June 2018).  The antenna is suitable for both home and portable use.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.com.
https://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News & Information).
https://www.eham.net.
http://www.southgatearc.org.

Thanks for joining us today.

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Field Day Antennas. Post #1504.

Field Day Antennas. Post #1504.

https://www.dxzone.com/best-field-day-antenna/

Accessed on 26 May 2018, 1910 UTC, Post #1504.

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With the ARRL Field Day fast approaching (23-24 June 2018), it's time to consider what kind of antennas will be suitable for your field day site, whether you operate alone or with an amateur radio club.

Emergency and portable antennas should be simple, easy to make, portable, and offer good performance.

Our friends at https://www.dxzone.com have compiled a list of what they call "13 Cool Ideas for Your Field Day Antenna."  Most of these antennas can be made in the "field" with commonly available materials.

Here's the list for your consideration:

End fed halfwave antenna for 6/40 meters from EARC--Hawaii's Emergency Amateur Radio Club
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Smith Windom Six Band HF Windom Antenna from K3MT.

Vertical Antenna for 20-15-10 m from F5ZV.

KN5L Field Day Vertical Antenna.

40 meter full wa…

How to build a three element beam antenna for 2 meters. Post #1503.

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If you need a simple, inexpensive, and effective 3 element 2 meter yagi antenna for the ARRL Field Day (23-24 June 2018), then this video from "Prepping Ohio" is just the thing you need.  "Prepping Ohio" made this portable 2 meter yagi from materials he found around his home and immediate neighborhood.  According to "Prepping Ohio", the homebrewed antenna "worked surprisingly well...I was able to make several qsos on only 1 watt."  A basic, practical, and simple antenna suitable for both home and field use.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.com.
https://ama…

Field Day 2016-Amateur Radio Field Operations, Post #1502.

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The ARRL Field Day is set for 23-24 June 2018.  Thousands of radio amateurs from the U.S., Canada, and North America are expected to participate in one of the largest communications exercises in the world.

If you need some equipment and antenna ideas for your club or individual effort, please check out this short video taken at the Vienna Wireless Society's Amateur Radio Field Day site in Fairfax, Virginia.  This club has assembled an impressive array of HF/VHF/UHF antennas, modern transceivers, and reconditioned emergency vehicles to illustrate its emergency preparedness.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bi…

Nocks for 2m Quad Antennas. Post #1501.

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Quad antennas do very well on VHF and UHF bands.  However, the survivability of the antenna corners is limited in areas where severe wind or weather prevails. In this video from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ), we see how simple kite or arrow nocks can strengthen the corners of a 2 meter quad and add more life to this versatile antenna.  Dave has produced a series of video tutorials on quads for 2 m and 70 cm applications.  Each video provides a step-by-step process you can follow to make an effective and sturdy antenna for both home and portable use.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these web sites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.com.
https://amateurr…

Homebrew 2M Moxon Antenna Project. Post #1500.

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An excellent video tutorial from Paul Athersmith on how to design, build, adjust, and use a 2M Moxon Antenna.  Two-meter Moxon Antennas are simple, efficient, and easy to build. They are light weight and ideal for portable or home use.  Try one out for the upcoming ARRL Field Day on 23-24 June 2018.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these web sites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).
https://hamradiohawaii.wordpress.com.
https://bigislandarrlnews.com.
https://amateurradionewsinformation.com (Amateur Radio News & Information).
http://www.southgatearc.org.
https://www.eham.net.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

6 antennas for 6 meters. Post #1499.

6 antennas for 6 meters. Post #1499,

https://www.dxzone.com/6-antenna-for-6-meters/

Accessed on 22 May 2018, 0021 UTC, Post #1499.

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If you want to try a new antenna for the upcoming ARRL Field Day on 23-24 June 2018, try some of these simple, inexpensive 6 meter antennas.  Depending on solar activity and propagation, the "Magic Band (50 MHz)" can offer some suprising DX.  These portable 6 meter antennas can be used at home or in the field.

Here are the six antenna projects for the "Magic Band":

6 meter J-Pole by W8CWE.
50 MHz, 6-element yagi by G3PR.
The Six Meter OCF Sleeve Dipole Vertical by N1GY
K0FF's 6 meter sloper.
7-element Quad for 50 MHz by SP5LGN.
6 meter Moxon Rectangle Antenna by KG4JJH.

Good luck on your new antenna!

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:

http://www.HawaiiARRL.info.
http://www.arrl.org.
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