Sunday, March 29, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--5/8 wave J-pole antenna for 145 MHz. Post #398.

If you have difficulty viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser: Pityu Nagy (YO6PNQ) has assembled a beautiful and effective 2-meter J-Pole antenna from some copper tubing, a steel wire from a CB mobile antenna, some PVC pipe sections, and some parts from his shack. His loading coil at the base of the antenna is quite interesting. If you have some simple tools and access to a home improvement or hardware store, you should be able to assemble this antenna for whatever portion of 2-meters most suits your purpose. This antenna has a low angle of radiation (around 16-degrees) and should exhibit a gain over a 1/4 whip of about 3dB. Have fun! For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebar. These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM). KH6JRM's Amateur Radio Antenna Topics.