Monday, August 3, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Keeping Wire Antennas Tight. Post #507

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If you have trouble viewing this video, please enter the following URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/VsrHg3zx_Fs. One of the problems of maintaining a uniform shape of a dipole antenna is the sag of the antenna elements caused by wire fatigue, weather conditions, and other phenomena that take their toll on antenna wires.  In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) gives us some practical and cheap ways to maintain the symetry of your dipole antenna without damaging it.  Basically, Stan believes you can help the antenna "stay taut but not break" with a few simple procedures.  There are many ways to keep the antenna elements of a dipole straight without damaging your antenna, and Stan reviews some of the more popular options.  Good, basic tutorial.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are update daily.  You can follow our blog community with a free e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  For more amateur radio news, please visit my news site at http://kh6jrm.net.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).