Thursday, December 17, 2015

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Homebrew Slinky Ham Radio Antenna. Post #630.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/Jo0QB83tdkQ.  Here's an interesting antenna design for those of us who like to experiment with unconventional antennas. Tinker John (W5CYF) introduces us to the Slinky Antenna in a clear step-by-step process that's easy to follow. I've found feeding the Slinky with television twin lead or 450 ohm ladder line into a 4:1 balun and then into your antenna transmatch with a short piece of RG-8X coaxial cable will enable you to get multiband coverage from 40 to 10 meters.  I've built a few of these Slinky Antennas for 20 meters and for general SWL activities with my old Hallicrafters SX-62A receiver.  Given its limitations, the Slinky Antenna works fairly well. 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. 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).