Monday, February 2, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas: Feed-point Connector for Inverted V Dipole Antenna. Post #369.


An excellent tutorial on how to make a waterproof and weatherproof feed-point connector for an Inverted V dipole antenna. Dave Turlock takes you through a simple series of mechanical steps which will give you a professional looking center connector. Of course, you could always buy dipole center connectors if you don't have the necessary materials around your QTH. I have several Budwig HQ-1 center connectors that I keep just in case I need to build a dipole or inverted V quickly. But, in keeping with the homebrew theme of Dave's antennas, an on-site center connector built with a few tools, a pvc cap, and  a few stainless steel eye-bolts will give you the satisfaction of building your own wire antenna from start to finish. Dave's instructions are clear and easy to follow. 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. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).