Saturday, October 17, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Hula-Hoop Antenna (20m). Post #569.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/FRms2AoLO0I.  Intriguing video from NG9D, showing how he used a toy hula hoop, a MFJ-9232 portable loop tuner, an ICOM-703 QRP rig, a cw paddle, some wire, and a 10-foot (3.04 meters) PVC pipe to make a portable HF Amateur Radio Station.  While the overall efficency of this antenna is low, he did get some excellent contacts on the 20 meter amateur radio band.  This antenna would be ideal for deed-restricted properties or for emergency/portable use. 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 email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed.  Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).