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In this video, N7JFP takes us step-by-step through the design and construction process for a simple, inexpensive 6 meter portable dipole antenna suitable for both field and home use. The antenna uses commonly available parts, including some PVC boxes/pipes, rubber grommets, adhesives, and 2 collapsible antennas measuring 51 to 52 inches (129.04 cm to 132.08 cm) fully extended. You can see a full list of the materials at 13:08 in the video.
N7JFP used a MFJ-269 for SWR testing. He was able to get a usable SWR over the entire 6 meter amateur radio band. This would make an interesting weekend project which could be used in the annual ARRL Field Day emergency exercise (last full weekend of June).
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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).