Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2m Ladder Line J Pole. Post 1924.


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Although some of my amateur radio friends will call KD0RVY's "2m Ladder Line J Pole" a "Slim Jim", the basic idea given in this well-done video is sound, doable, and extremely useful for portable, emergency, and field operations.

KD0RVY takes you step-by-step through the design, construction, and testing phases of this handy, lightweight, and inexpensive antenna.

According to KD0RVY, here's a list of the materials needed for this antenna:
60 to 61 inches/152.40 to 154.94 cm of 450 ohm ladder line.
A MFJ Ladder Line board with BNC connector.
RG-58 or RG-8X coaxial cable.
RG-58 or RG-8X coaxial cable with BNC connectors at both ends.
BNC Female to SMA Connector.
A 2 meter HT.

KD0RVY says the SWR for this 2 meter antenna is excellent:  144.000 MHz (1.2:1) and 148.000 MHz (2.0:1).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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