Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Ham Radio 40/80/160 Meter Inverted V Dipole Antenna


If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/GLhNUmoIKKY.  Another well-produced, easy-to-follow antenna tutorial from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ).  This time, Dave designs, builds, and uses a coil loaded 40/80/160 meter inverted V antenna. Since all antenna elements are resonant for their designed bands, no antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner) is necessary. If you want to use this antenna for 15 meters (the third harmonic of 40 meters), an antenna transmatch will help match your transceiver to the higher swr found by using the 40 meter segments on 15 meters.  This antenna is particularly useful in situations where you can only erect one mast or antenna support.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today!  Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).