Saturday, July 30, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Deploy-Anywhere Vertical HF Antenna. Post #851.


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.watch?v=spWdV-So0iA. Fascinating and interesting tutorial from Cliff of the "QRP School."  Cliff's deployable HF antenna covers all amateur radio bands from 20 meters through 6 meters and can be used almost anywhere with no separate supports needed.  His portable "go kit" consists of a 17-foot/5.18 meters telescoping steel antenna from MFJ, a small tripod, a large Jaw C-clamp, 50-feet/15/24 meters of 50 ohm coaxial cable, a plastic tent stake, and a radial system that attaches to the tripod or C-clamp.  You can change the antenna frequency by adjusting the length of the telescoping steel rod.  The radial system consists of quarter wavelength wires cut for each band. This antenna kit is so small that you can make an extra one for your vehicle or use as a spare for your normal antenna system. An excellent weekend project.

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