Friday, January 22, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Build your own 110 foot multi band dipole home brew ham radio HF antenna


This is post #666. If you're having difficulty viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/5B0wCP2Tsdw. Here's another simple antenna idea that will give you hours of enjoyment at minimul expense.  In this video, W5XJ show us how to build a 110-foot/33.53 meters center-fed dipole that covers the 80 meter to 6 meter amateur radio bands.  According to W5XK, "materials are easy to find and inexpensive to the function and fun this antenna brings to the table."  All you need is a small piece of PVC pipe, a suitable length of #14 AWG copper wire, some 450 ohm ladder line, a balun, and an antenna transmatch (i.e. tuner).  W5XJ uses a nearby tree to support the center of the antenna.  You could also use a telescoping fiberglass mast to support the antenna as an inverted V or as a half-wavelength sloper antenna.  This antenna is versatile, easy to make, covers several amateur radio bands, and is suitable as an emergency or portable antenna.  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).