Monday, April 10, 2017

Homebrew groundplane antenna for 50 MHz. Post #1097.


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The 6 meter (50 MHz) Amateur Radio band is a fascinating group of frequencies often called "The Magic Band" for its fascinating propagation characteristics. The band exhibits both HF and VHF properties and can sometimes reach out thousands of miles.

In this video from Peter Parker (VK3YE), we see how an old VHF television antenna can be recycled into an efficient 6 meter ground plane antenna.  The radiating vertical element and the radial wires are both 1/4 wavelength long and vary depending on the chosen frequency. Peter says he has received many contacts using only 5 watts of power.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)