Friday, July 7, 2017

Building a 6m antenna. Post #1182.


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You don't have to spend a lot of money and time building a simple 6 meter dipole antenna.  As "dafrogtoad" points out in his video, a surplus VHF/UHF outdoor television antenna in good shape can provide a good supply of aluminum and other parts for an efficient, inexpensive 6 meter antenna.  You might be able to salvage some more aluminum pieces for a 2 meter or 70 cm antenna after this project is done.  By investing a little time and securing a few pieces of locally available hardware, you can explore "the magic band" at minimum cost.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM)