Homebrew ground plane antenna for 50 MHz. Post #1641.

If you can't view the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7i3NnN2KwQ..

If you need a simple, inexpensive, and highly portable antenna for the amateur radio 6 meter band, then this homebrew ground plane antenna from Peter Parker (VK3YE) may be what you're looking for.

The radiating element and the attached radials are both a quarter wavelength long for 6 meters.  Ground radial wires are medium thickness copper wire and are sloped at a 45-degree angle coming off the mounting plate.  The antenna can be scaled for 10 meters, 2 meters, and 70 cm.

This is a basic, no-frills antenna that will serve you well in both portable and emergency situations.

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites:

http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon).

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


Popular posts from this blog

G5RV Multi Band HF Dipole Antenna. Post #1555.

Amateur Radio Bicycle Mobile Setup. Post #1554.

An 80-Meter Vertical Helix