Thursday, February 16, 2017

Homebrew portable 20m whip. Posts# 1045.


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Intriguing video from Steven Salmon (G7DIE).  If you need an ultra simple, cheap, and effective portable antenna for the 20 meter amateur radio band, this coil-loaded vertical antenna will meet that requirement.  According to Steven, most of the parts were collected at no cost, except for the inexpensive telescoping fishing rod (about 1-pound sterling).  Steven used an online coil calculator to compute the inductance of the loading coil.  This homebrewed vertical performed well during Steven's trip to Spain (EA3).

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