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Here's another great video tutorial from David Casler (KE0OG). In this video, Dave shows how simple materials around your home can be used to make an effective 40-meter dipole antenna. If you had to buy the materials at a neighborhood home improvement outlet or hardware store, your total cost would be less than $30.00. I've built several dipole antennas following Dave's instructions, and each one has worked well, considering the cost. If you use coaxial cable as a feedline, your 40-meter antenna can be used on the third harmonic for 15-meter operation. If you use a balanced feeder, along with a 4:1 current balun and an antenna "tuner", you can have multiband capability from 40 meters through 10 meters. This simple antenna will serve you well. Erect it as high as you can.
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