Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Ham Radio - The back yard vertical part 4. Installing and testing the a...Post 1810.

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Now that we have joined Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) in the process of preparing our home made backyard HF vertical antenna, it's time to install and test our product.  In the 3 previous segments, we learned how to design, plan, and assemble the various parts of this experimental antenna, and, now, we are ready to put the antenna on the air.

In this video, Kevin reminds us that this installation is only experimental, subject to final testing and a thorough review of safety precautions before we turn on our HF transceivers.

So, how does this antenna work?  According to Kevin, "It's finally up and working...And working very well!  I've made many contacts on it an had the best signal reports I've ever received, especially on 75-90 meters."

If you have limited space and little cash, you may want to try this simple, efficient, and even elegant HF vertical antenna.  With a decent ground radial or counterpoise system, the antenna will perform quite well.  All told, this video presentation is excellent and easy to understand.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).