Tuning the 40/80 Meter Inverted V Dipole Antenna. Post #1345.


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A coiled loaded 40/80 meter Inverted V Antenna is ideal for a small urban backyard.  If you use a PVC pipe mast or a telescoping fiberglass support, you can raise and lower this antenna quickly.

Other than designing, making, and erecting the inverted v, the only other issue with this simple, easily made antenna is tuning the antenna--something that must be done to reduce SWR and RFI in your shack.

In this helpful video from Dave Tadlock (KG0ZZ), we learn how to tune this coil-loaded inverted v in a few easy steps.  Why not make an inverted v antenna as a back up for your current antenna?  Inverted Vs also make excellent portable and emergency antennas.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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