Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Attic Fan Dipole on 20/40 meters. Post #600.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/G9mmLyFh7eY. A nice, well-produced video from Patrick Hock showing us how to build a 20/40 meter fan dipole suitable for those living in HOA and CC&R areas.  The antenna is erected in the attic, which makes it invisible to neighbors.  Be sure that you don't have metal shingles on your roof.  An antenna analyzer from either MFJ or Comet (more expensive than the MFJ) and a "dummy load" will help you adjust your antenna without putting a signal on the air.  This would make an excellent weekend project for those in deed-restricted homes or apartments.  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.  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).