Friday, June 3, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--5/8 wave J-pole antenna for 145 MHz. Post #795.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box:  In this video from Pityu Nagy (YO6PNQ), we learn how to make a simple, inexpensive 5/8 wavelength antenna for the 2 meter amateur radio band.  You can make this antenna for any frequency in the band, although Pityu has chosen 145 MHz for operations in his country. The J-Pole is made from copper tubing, a piece of steel whip from an old CB antenna, and various parts gathered from around his shack.  According to Pityu, the antenna shows a SWR of 1.2 to 1 at 145 MHz.  The antenna is grounded at the bottom, giving the antenna some protection from lightning.  A great weekend project.  For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars.  They are updated daily.  Thanks for joining us today! Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).