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A simple HF dipole antenna is an ideal way to get on the air, even when you have a limited space such as a backyard. In this video from KK4DIV, we see a basic, effective dipole antenna that covers the 40, 20, 17, and 10 meter amateur radio bands. Most of the antenna materials can be found at your nearest hardware store, building supply outlet, or electrical contractor's store. You can gain full coverage from 80 meters to 10 meters if you use a balanced feed line (ladder line, television twin lead, or homemade 600 ohm balanced line) in conjunction with a 1:1/1:4 current balun and an antenna "tuner." If you don't have an appropriate balun or antenna "tuner", then this basic, easy to build dipole described in this video will still serve you well.
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