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Building a Multiband Vertical (Fanned), Part 1

Informative, easy-to-follow tutorial on how to build a multiband HF vertical antenna. Thanks to Stephen Payne (W0KNI) for this portable version of the "classic" fanned dipole antenna.  Stephen uses several 3D printed parts for this project. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMbJzvLesMc This is post 2760 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Stephen: In this video I'm going to show you how I combined the fun hobbies of Amateur Radio and 3D Printing to create a DIY Multiband Vertical Dipole antenna system. We will build, erect, tune and get on the air today - so keep watching! Thanks to my QSO's out there - KF6YIJ and KX7TL. Sections: 00:00 Intro 00:48 Antenna Analyzer 01:13 3D Parts Used 05:07 Setting Up Antenna 08:01 Testing Antenna 11:22 Making Contacts 13:07 Summary And Costs STIL Files Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/
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NVIS Antennas for 20m and 80m COMMS

Thanks to Nick Meacher of "Survival Dispatch" for this comprehensive discussion on NVIS antennas for the 20 meter and 80 meter amateur radio bands. NVIS (near vertical incident skywave) antennas are ideal for local, regional, and statewide emergency communications. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8CoK15VICg This is post 2759 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Nick: Nick Meacher, Survival Dispatch resident communications expert dives into NVIS - Near Vertical Incident Skywave. This is an antenna theory that allows HF transmission distances up to 3,000 miles by using propagation and bouncing signals off the atmosphere. NVIS ANTENNA THEORY AND DESIGN https://region6armymars.org/downloads... Homebrew AS-2259 http://www.n3oc.dyndns.org/Homebrew%2... NVIS AS-2259 Antenna http://www.marc.on.ca/marc/ares/docum... Want more survival tip

5 Tips for Ham Radio Antenna Builders

Thanks to Hayden (VK7HH) for this informative, motivating, and often inspiring approach to antenna design, building, and testing. Hayden offers five common sense ways to make antenna construction easy and enjoyable. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cDB60r-rJw This is post 2758 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Hayden: Have you struggled with building quality ham radio antennas? High SWR? Problems with feedline? Well in this video I explore 5 common basic mistakes and tips for amateur radio antenna builders to help you get the most from your efforts. MFJ on: eBay: https://ebay.to/2W8S6tr Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HriQgv #HamRadio #MFJ #Antenna ✅ Subscribe Now to Ham Radio DX! https://bit.ly/2lvUGsD Ham Radio DX on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VK7HH/ Ham Radio DX on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HamRadioDX Ham Radio DX on Instagram: ht

Antenna Coax Cable Window Pass Through

Here's part two of Tinker John's (W5CYF) tutorial on passing coax cable through barriers to your home station. This video shows a simple, inexpensive way to pass coaxial cable through a window sill. The finished product is attractive and occupies only a small space. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRmbezrkGoc This is post 2757 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from "Tinker John" (W5CYF): A simple and effective method of passing coax antenna cable through a window sill. Easy and inexpensive to make. Used for any type of antenna cable including ham radio, TV, CB or SWL. Suggested items that may be related to this video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/w5cyftink... ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

How to run coax through a brick wall

Thanks to "Tinker John" (W5CYF) for this helpful guide to running ham radio coaxial cable through a brick wall. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7fQzpC6RLw This is post 2756 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some ideas from "Tinker John": Showing how to permanently put coax through brick wall using commonaly found items at Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Click here to see items that may be related to this video: https://www.amazon.com/shop/w5cyftink... ----- Thanks for joining us today. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).  

Chameleon CHA TDL (Tactical Delta Loop) Antenna

The Chameleon Tactical Delta Loop Antenna is an excellent, though expensive, choice for portable or home station operations. Eric of "Ham Radio Concepts" takes us step-by-step through the set up, testing, and use of this well-designed, sturdy HF antenna. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmpQBH4ILEI This is post 2755 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some comments from Eric: The Tactical Delta Loop antenna (CHA TDL), is a portable High Frequency (HF) antenna specially designed for transportability, quick setup, and a small footprint. This antenna is ideal for camping or temporary installation in a townhome or other houses with a small yard or antenna restrictions. It can operate on all amateur radio bands from 3.5 to 54.0 MHz (80-6M), but is most effective on the bands from 10.1 to 54.0 MHz (30-6M). The Tactical Delta Loop will also provide acceptable shorter r

Reviewing Antennas, September 2021

Michael Martens (KB9VBR) discusses how he and his friends evaluate commercial antennas. If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-OfcUi5n6I This is post 2754 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas. Here are some general comments from Michael about the antenna comparison project: We've done a few reviews of commercial antennas supplied to me and that's generated questions about my process. Joe and I talk about the reviewing antennas and the issues that come into play in making an objective review. KB9VBR VHF/UHF Antennas: http://www.jpole-antenna.com Become a patron! Unlock exclusive content at: https://www.patreon.com/kb9vbrantennas Support Ham Radio Q&A by shopping at Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kO6LH7 Video Production Equipment: Camera https://amzn.to/2GV2Og1 Lens https://amzn.to/2GWC5zU Wireless Microphone: https://amzn.to/2qt3vDc Microphone: https://amzn.to/30lJheO Mu