Sunday, November 1, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Vertical Antenna 5/8 wave for 15 mtr ham radio band, Part 2. Post #584.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this URL into your browser search box:  https://youtu.be/ArigfAFVu84.  This is part 2 of Tommy Horozakis's tutorial on how to design, build, erect, and use a vertical 5/8 wave antenna for the 15 meter ham radio band.  His initial design and test produced some strong signals at his QTH.  The project is simple and involves only a few parts from your "junkbox" or from the nearest hardware store or home improvement outlet.  This would make a great weekend project.  If you build this antenna carefully, you could get a theoretical 3 dB signal gain over a 1/4 vertical antenna.  Don't forget to install a radial ground or counterpoise system.  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).