Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Simple Ham Radio Antennas: A 5/8 wavelength 2 meter mobile antenna. Post # 353


I ran across this excellent "homebrewed" antenna video by Australian amateur radio operator Margaret (VK4MH) while I was searching for a replacement for my old Larsen 2 meter mobile antenna which has seen better days. The project appears to be a simple, basic design that can be made from readily available parts available at a home improvement or hardware store. If you want to take a shortcut, you could use an old Firestick CB antenna as the fiberglass form for the antenna. Just unwrap the old wire, leaving the fiberglass rod intact. You can use the base to attach to a CB mount and the adjustable tip at the top for tuning the antenna. Wind your coil and helix along the rod as specified in the video. Adjust the "stinger" at the top for tuning, and you're ready to go. Nice project from a few years ago (2008). For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Happy Holidays from my family to yours! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).