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Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Inexpensive 17-Meter Vertical Antenna. Post #966

Inexpensive 17-Meter Vertical Antenna
Author:  K5DVW.
Accessed on 28 November 2016, 15:05 hrs, UTC.
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Do you want a stealthy, inexpensive, and easy to make antenna for the 17-Meter Amateur Radio band? The antenna designed by K5DVW may be what you're looking for.  Using easily available materials, K5DVW has designed and built a vertical antenna for 17 Meters (18.068 MHz-18.168 MHz) that will fit comfortably in your back yard and will use natural vegetation to protect its presence from nosey neighbors.  K5DVW uses two elevated ground radials to get good earth coupling.  The radials are mounted about 0.1 wavelength above ground, making them "only a little higher that 5 feet (1.52 meters) off the ground." PVC pipe and PVC pipe caps support the antenna.  Plan on using about 30 feet (9.14 meters) of wire for the vertical element and the two above ground radials.  K5DVW supplies photographs, graphs, and SWR curves for your reference.  Make one of these antennas today and enjoy the DX available on 17-Meters.

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