Tuesday, October 3, 2017

J Pole Antenna for 2 Meters. Post #1269.


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Here's a nice weekend project that will improve the performance of your 2 Meter equipment.  In this video from "drez20001", we get a complete tutorial on how to design, build, and use a J Pole Antenna for the popular 2 Meter amateur radio band.  The antenna is sturdy, portable, and will give you modest gain on this popular band.  The only drawback to this antenna is the cost of copper pipe used for the antenna sections.  You could substitute aluminum for the copper and save some money.  Another alternative to using copper would be to build the antenna from PVC pipe and use #14 AWG house wire for the radiating elements.

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