Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Ham Stick Vertical Dipole Antenna. Post # 559


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please enter this URL into your browser search box: https//youtu.be/CbQwLPVG70.  Simple, clear tutorial on building a 20 meter vertical dipole antenna from the popular "Hamstick" antennas.  Brian Downes does an excellent job of assembling this useful portable or emergency antenna.  If you feed this vertical dipole with 450 ohm ladder line or 300 ohm television twin lead and put that line into a 4:1 balun and then into an antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner"), you will have a nice 20 meter through 20 meter antenna.  Either way, this project is an excellent way to use what you have on hand to build an antenna.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  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 check out by news site at http://kh6jrm.net.  Thanks for joining us today.  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).