Simple Ham Radio Antennas--Six Meter Folded Dipole Antenna

If you're unable to view this video, please insert this title link into your browser search box: This is post #989 in a continuing series of Simple Ham Radio Antennas.  Here's a great project for a rainy or snowy day.  The folded dipole design will give you a bit more bandwidth on the six meter amateur radio band. In this video, Claude Jollet takes us step-by-step through the design, assembly, and use process for this easily made antenna.

According to Claude, the six meter folded dipole is made from 450 ohm ladder line, fed with 450 ohm ladder line, and matched with a step down 4:1 coaxial balun at the bottom of the transmission line.  This antenna is cut to resonance at 50.4 MHz.  The SWR is below 1:3 between 50.0 and 51.4 MHz.

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