2 Meter J-Pole Antenna Build. Post #1297.
If you can't view this video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLqCtzqeQzI. If you want to get a bit more performance out of your 2 meter rig or handheld, try using a J-Pole antenna made from locally available parts. In this video, Matt Heere used an online J-Pole calculator and some "upcycled" copper plumbing pipe to make this sturdy, effective 2 meter antenna. According to Matt, this omni-directional VHF antenna delivers a small amount of gain--around 2dBi--which may be enough to get full quieting on your favorite repeater. Matt says he's able to contact a repeater almost 50 miles/81 km from his shack. For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com. https://bigislandarrlnews.com. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon). https