Saturday, October 1, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--40 Meter Inverted V Antenna - Build, Tune & Test! Post #911

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box:  The basic inverted V antenna is an incredibly easy to make and use antenna that will give your hours of radio pleasure.  In this video, Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) provides a detailed explanation and demonstration of how to design, build, erect, and use a 40 meter inverted v antenna.  His explanation is clear, concise, and detailed. Follow Dave's instructions, and you'll have little difficulty in building this versatile HF antenna.  Multiband use can be obtained if you feed the antenna with 300 ohm television twin lead, 450 ohm ladder line, or homemade balanced line.  To use these feed lines, you'll need a balanced antenna transmatch (i.e. "tuner") or a 4:1 current balun attached to your regular "tuner."  You can use any good quality 50 ohm coaxial cable to feed the 40 meter version of this antenna. You can use this antenna on 15 meters as well with some increase in SWR.  If you design the 40 meter inverted vee to be used in the cw portion of the band, it will work reasonably well on the third harmonic in the ssb portion of the 15 meter band.

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