Thursday, September 15, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Fishing Rod Vertical. Post #897.

Fishing Rod Vertical
(https://sites.google.com/site/ea4frb/antennaprojects/fishing-rod-antenna).
Author:  Melchlor Varela (EA4FRB).
Accessed on 15 September 2016, 23:45 hrs, UTC.
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Comment:

Here's another idea for a portable vertical antenna which is easily made, highly portable, and inexpensive.

In this post, Melchlor Varela (EA4FRB) creates a simple, easily assembled HF vertical antenna that covers the 20, 30, and 40 meter amateur radio bands using a fishing pole mast, some wire, and a homemade coil which is tapped by using alligator clips.  The antenna is based on a design by EB5EKT. This antenna would make a perfect portable or emergency antenna.  The accompanying video shows you how to make this simple, effective vertical antenna.

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