Saturday, September 26, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Multiband Dipole Antenna. Post #550.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/wH0RNIr9cqE.  This video from "Daz-26-PS-001", is another way to build, erect, and use a multiband diple with a minimum of cost.  According to Daz, each leg of his dipole measures 108-feet/32.92 meters, making this antenna a 3/2 wave dipole on 40 meters.  Daz says he can tune from 10 to 80 meters without difficulty using an antenna "tuner."  Apparently, this dipole antenna variant gets him some excellent contacts.  Also, he could have used 450-ohm ladder line, a 4:1 balun, a short length of coax, and an antennas "tuner" to load this homebrewed dipole.  Ladder line would have allowed him a bit more efficiency and an easier way to "tune out" high SWR.  Nicely done video.  Music background:  "Kalimba" b Mr. Scruff (Google Play, iTunes, and eMusic).  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 e-mail subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).