Friday, February 12, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Six Meter Folded Dipole Antenna. Post #687.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please enter the title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/qbje13U6hC4.  In this video, Claude Jollet (VE2DPE) shows us how to make a simple, six meter folded dipole antenna, which is suitable for portable or emergency use.  Claude made this six meter folded dipole antenna out of ladder line, fed with ladder line, and matched with a step down 4:1 coaxial balun at the bottom of the transmission line.  The antenna is cut to resonate at 50.4 MHz.  According to Claude, the SWR is below 1.3 t 1 between 50.0 MHz and 51.0 MHz.  This antenna is small enough to keep in your vehicle or backpack. 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).