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The Best Invisible Attic Antenna

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If you live in a deed-restricted home or apartment, you may find this attic antenna from Peter Waters (G3OJV) to be an excellent way to get on the air. According to Peter, this multiband HF antenna is based on the classic doublet design using balanced feed line to attain multiband performance. This attic antenna is simple, inexpensive, and hidden from public view. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnwhQeOwCXA ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Beat the HOA with a stealth antenna

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If you live in a deed-restricted home or apartment, then this antenna idea from Craig (WJ6F) is worth considering. In this video, Craig shows us how to modify a Diamond VX50 2m/70cm antenna so it remains virtually invisible. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw356S1hkB4 Here are some comments from Craig (WJ6F): Tired of dealing with the Home Owner's Association (HOA), and their anti-antenna rules? Then this video may just help you with that! Again I update my 2m / 440 stealth antenna using a Diamond VX50. The Diamond VX50 allows for a more stealth antenna since it doesn't have the three ground radials found on the Diamond X-50A. ⬇ Other Links ⬇ 🔵 Please Consider supporting the channel through Patreon https://www.patreon.com/WJ6FRadio 🔵 Donations: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted... 🛒 For Items used in this video https://www.amazon.com/shop/wj6f As an Amazon Associate I

Stealthy low profile HOA busting DX antenna

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If you live in deed-restricted housing, you may find this antenna project from Tim (G5TM) interesting. The ground-mounted antenna is simple, effective, and hard-to-see by your neighbors.   If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzvukgpoDHI Here are some comments from Tim (G5TM): Live in a HOA or antenna restricted neighbourhood? What about this idea for a low profile multiband antenna for your QTH? Connect with my channel by subscribing and commenting. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Your First Antenna--The Inverted V Dipole

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Your first Amateur Radio HF antenna should be simple, efficient, and inexpensive.  Those requirements are met with the easily-made inverted v dipole. In this video from the "Ham Radio DX" channel, we see how to design, build, test, and use this versatile HF antenna. Multiband HF performance can be attained if you use a balanced feedline with a wide-range antenna "tuner". If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsSq7AWr_c0 Here are some comments from the "Ham Radio DX" video channel: Usually the go-to first antenna for HF is the inverted V dipole. What is it and what are some tips on installing such an antenna? Ham Radio Basics helping you further your journey in amateur radio! 🎥 Watch more recent videos here: https://www.youtube.com/c/HamRadioDX/... Buy HRDX Merch: https://hamradiodx.net/merch Items I use in my shack: http://www.hamradiodx.net/vk7hh-shack HRDX shop

Building a trap dipole antenna for 7 and 14 MHz

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Thanks to Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE) for this simple, effective way to build a two-band trap dipole antenna (7 MHz and 14 MHz). If you design the antenna properly, it should give your excellent performance. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbEAwAG1KMA Here are some comments from Peter (VK3YE); A trap dipole is a good choice if you only want operation on two or three bands and don't want to readjust an antenna coupler to change between them. This video describes a trap dipole for 7 and 14 MHz with emphasis on the 1:1 current balun and 14 MHz trap. Adding 80 metres: Loading coils can be added to provide 3.5 MHz capability with very little extra room required. My loading coils used 85 turns of 2mm (od) thin insulated wire closewound on a 55mm diameter pipe. There will be some interaction between the loading coil and the 7 MHz element. Add extra wire to bring it back int

2 Meter Twin Lead J-Pole Antenna

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Thanks to Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) for this simple 2 Meter J-Pole Antenna using 300 ohm twin lead. This roll up 2 meter antenna is perfect for portable or field use. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into you browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql6zWMZ1dEU. Until next time, Russ (KH6JRM).  

Ham Stick Dipole Antenna

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Here's a simple HF dipole antenna using popular "Ham Stick" antenna elements. In this video, Doug Jimison uses readily available "Ham Stick" antennas to create a basic dipole antenna for portable or emergency field use.  The set up is easy and will allow you to get on the air quickly. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYfQFdLl79Q Here are some comments from Doug: First run of my Ham Stick Dipole. A Pota Activation of K-3516. Wingfoot State Park outside of Akron Ohio. ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).