Thursday, December 15, 2016

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Use TV rabbit ears as an emergency 2-meter antenna


If you're having trouble viewing this video, please enter this title link into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sczo4fmP4yw. This is post #983 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. If you need an emergency antenna for the 2 meter amateur radio band, look no further than the old television you have stored in you garage or radio room. Many older television came with a detachable "rabbit ears" antenna that can be modified to receive and transmit on the 2 meter band.  In this video, KB3PML shows how to adjust the telescoping antenna elements of an old rabbit ears tv antenna to get on the air the air during emergency or portable operations.  You can adjust the length of the two elements with a MFJ SWR analyzer.  I have a similar antenna in my shack to monitor amateur radio and public service bands.  It works very well.  If you search around your neighborhood, you may find one of these rabbit ears antennas for free or at a moderate cost.

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