Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--6 Meter Portable Dipole - N7JFP. Post #684.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/iNLPQfVLqtM.  In this video, N7JFP shows us how to design, build, and use a simple 6 meter portable dipole antenna. N7JFP uses two small collapsible antennas for the dipole and various lengths of PVC pipe for the supporting structure.  He uses a MFJ-269 to do SWR tests.  According to N7JFP, a length of 51 to 52 inches/129.54 to 132.08 cm per side "will enable a usable SWR over the entire 6 meter band."  This antenna is small, compact, and easily assembled.  A list of materials is supplied at the end of this excellent video.  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).