Friday, July 5, 2019

Ham Radio Basics--Dipole Antenna Center Insulator. Post 1919.


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One of the ways you can achieve multiband HF coverage using only one coaxial cable feed line is to build a "Fan Dipole", with separate dipoles for as many HF bands you want to use.  The key to this "classic" antenna is the construction of a sturdy, weather resistant center Insulator to support your various dipole antennas.

In this video from Jim (W6LG), we see how some PVC plumbing parts, a coax connector, and a few screw eyes can make a tough, inexpensive center connector for your Fan Dipole.

Jim takes us step-by-step through the design, construction, and testing phases of this helpful antenna accessory.  A well-done, easily understandable tutorial from a well-know antenna pro.  Please note the classic Drake Amateur Radio gear in the background.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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