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Here's another great antenna idea for the upcoming 2017 ARRL Field Day Event on 24-25 June 2017. With propagation favoring the lower HF Amateur Radio bands (160 meters through 40 meters), a combination 40/80 meter coil loaded inverted V dipole would make an ideal antenna for this annual event. With the proper coils, an antenna "tuner" won't be necessary to work 40 and 80 meters, which should give regional daytime performance and good night time range. An inverted V only needs one supporting mast and a few tie-off stakes.
Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ) does an excellent job of explaining how to tune this two-band antenna. When you're done with Field Day, keep this project in your shack in the event of emergencies or local DX-peditions.
Also, Dave has produced an outstanding video explaining how to build this antenna. To see this video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgIbWafVnSc. Both videos are well-produced and easy to understand.
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