Monday, April 22, 2019

6 Meter Portable Dipole - N7JFP. Post 1844.


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In this video, N7JFP takes us step-by-step through the design and construction process for a simple, inexpensive 6 meter portable dipole antenna suitable for both field and home use.  The antenna uses commonly available parts, including some PVC boxes/pipes, rubber grommets, adhesives, and 2 collapsible antennas measuring 51 to 52 inches (129.04 cm to 132.08 cm) fully extended.  You can see a full list of the materials at 13:08 in the video. 

N7JFP used a MFJ-269 for SWR testing.  He was able to get a usable SWR over the entire 6 meter amateur radio band.  This would make an interesting weekend project which could be used in the annual ARRL Field Day emergency exercise (last full weekend of June).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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