Sunday, August 30, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--5 Min Emergency Antenna. Post #528.


If you have trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/XgyH6JQ3XHo.  This short video by Jerry H. Kolins shows you how to make a quick and easy emergency antenna in about 5 minutes.  The outer shield of the coaxial cable becomes the "missing half" of a 1/2 wave dipole antenna.  In effect, you're making a vertical "sleeve" dipole. Due to the lengths involved, you may want to confine such antennas to the 20 meters to 10 meters amateur radio bands.  These antennas also work well for 2 meters.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).