Monday, January 28, 2019

Ham Radio Roof Vent Antenna For 2 Meters. Post 1757.


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Larry, the "RadioHamGuy", offers a simple, elegant, and functional way to establish reliable 2 meter communication from your home.  Larry uses a surplus 5/8 wavelength magnetic mobile mount antenna, a fairly empty attic, and a few cables to make a "stealthy" 2 meter antenna for his garage ham radio shack.  About the only thing I would add to this excellent arrangement is a "drip loop" for his coaxial feed line before it enters the roof vent.  As antenna experimenter Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) points out, Larry's 2 meter antenna "can be used on 6 meters as a 1/4 wave antenna with a 1.3:1 SWR on the lower end of the band." So, using Larry's antenna set up, you can get two antennas for the price of one.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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