Monday, June 13, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Yaesu FT897 / FT897D portable with home brew table top vertical


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/CxX-MmiQTxs.  This is post #805 in a continuing series on Amateur Radio antennas.  In this video, Barry Kery (KU3X), shows us how to make a simple table top vertical for his Yaesu FT897 HF transceiver.  This antenna uses a B & W coil found at a HamFest, a small Hustler mast, a 9.5 feet/2.89 meters long collapsable still whip, and a simple four-element radial system.  The assembly is fairly straightforward,  readily transportable, and easily stored for future use.  A simple clamp can be used to attach the antenna system to a picnic table, a porch, or a wooden plank. This antenna is tapped for the 40, 20, and 15 meter amateur radio bands. 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).