Thursday, May 26, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--How to hide 20 Meter Ham Radio Antenna on Balcony


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/Puo3YB2NEfA. This is post #787 of a continuing series on Simple Amateur Radio Antennas. Here's another idea of how to use a "stealth" antenna to get on the air.  In this case, RLG261 uses some MFJ parts and a floor flange to hide his 20 Meter Ham Radio Antenna from prying eyes.  For this project, RLG261 uses a MFJ-347 diple mount with two MFJ-2620T antennas. The antennas are mounted with a 1/2"/1.27 cm floor flange using a 1/2"/1.27 cm by 8"/20.32 cm pipe.  The flange is secured to the rafters with #12 sheet metal screws measuring 3/4"/1.905 cm long.  RLG261 recommends this antenna for receiving purposes only, since it may violate the National Electrical Code.  He did use the antenna for a few short QRP transmissions (less than 10 watts) and was satisfied that the antenna functioned well. You may find this antenna usable in other locations.  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).