Thursday, March 17, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Ham Stick Vertical Dipole Antenna. Post #719.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box" https://youtu.be/CbQwLPVmG70.  In this video, Brian Downs show us how to use Ham Stick style Antennas in a vertical configuration. This arrangement could come in handy for portable operations or for areas with restricted antenna space.  Brian uses a set of 20 meter Ham Sticks to make the vertical dipole.  You can get 20 meter to 10 meter coverage if you feed the antenna with 450 ohm ladder line, use a 4:1 balun, and a short length of 50 ohm coaxial cable to connect the balanced line and balun combination to your antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner").  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).