Saturday, March 5, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Triband end-fed half wave antenna for portable use. Post #708.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/TV3Cj2J3T20.  If you want an easy to build, effective, portable antenna covering the 40, 20, and 10 meter amateur radio bands, then Peter Parker (VK3YE) may have what you need.  In this well-produced video, Peter shows us how to build a full-sized half wave antenna for 20 meters and a loaded half wave antenna for 40 meters using the same length of antenna wire.  The antenna will also work well on 10 meters.  According to Peter, "a broadband transformer replaces the antenna coupler...its only disadvantage is its bandwidth on 40 meters", which "is somewhat narrow (150 kHz)."  Peter says he based this antenna on commercial models marketed by Par End-Fed Antennas.  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).