Monday, October 3, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Rat Tails and Counterpoise adapters for VHF Rubber Duck Antennas


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-JqK7w_1d8.  This is post #913 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.  Improving the performance of your VHF/UHF HT may be as simple as attaching a "rat tail" quarter wave length wire to the base of your HT's "Rubber Duck" antenna.  The extra wire supplies the missing half of the HT's antenna.  The slightly modified antenna now becomes a VHF/UHF dipole antenna with significant gain over the highly compromised "Rubber Duck" antenna.  This video clearly explains the process of making a "Rat Tail" antenna extension for your HT.  The "Rat Tail" is simple, inexpensive, and efficient.

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