Barbed Wire Antenna. Post #1659.
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Just about anything can be used as an HF antenna, provided you can match the impedances between rig and wire and have a suitable ground radial system. In this video, WA5PMO uses a random length of barbed wire fence for his antenna. Apparently, the emergency lashup works, saying "I worked Canada on 20 meters from Wixon Valley, Texas (using) a Yaesu-879D." Be sure to tap your creativity if you need an HF antenna in a hurry.
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