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Experimenting with antennas and limited spaces is fun and educational. In this video, we see how a garden in the UK can be used to accommodate a homebrew dipole antenna. According to "Daz", this 108-ft/32.92 meter antenna works on all bands from 80 to 10 meters "without any problems." Although coaxial cable is used as the feed line into an antenna "tuner", he concedes that ladder line would probably work better. He used an "air coil" made from 7 turns of coax at the base of the antenna. Despite the antenna's appearance and length to fit dimensions, it worked well. Don't be afraid of trying various antenna designs--that's part of the fun of Amateur Radio.
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http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast updated each Friday afternoon).
https://paper.li/kh6jrm/1430289353 (Amateur Radio News & Information).
Other sites of interest:
https://paper.li/f-1476233615 (Hawaii Science Digest).
https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com (Hawaii Intelligence Digest).
https://paper.li/f-1482109921 (Hawaii Intelligence Daily).
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