Thursday, January 12, 2017

Simple Ham Radio Antennas--80m sloper. Post #1010.


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Eighty meter amateur radio antennas tend to be large, with a half wavelength dipole approximately 135-feet/41.15 meters long.  A shortened 80 meter sloper antenna may be what you need for a small urban lot or for portable operations.

This video from "AmericanRadioSupplies" features an 80 meter sloper antenna designed and built by W8AMZ. This is a well-constructed, sturdy antenna that should get you on the air without much trouble.  For the most efficient operation, please have the feed point between 25 to 30-feet/7.62 to 9.14 meters above ground. The antenna slopes for 34-feet/10.36 meters away from the feed point.
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