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Thanks to Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) for this amazingly simple, cheap, and high performance vertical antenna. Kevin originally designed this homemade antenna for the ARRL Field Day, where the accent is placed on emergency power, quickly made antennas, and the ability to handle contacts in a simulated emergency setting.
Materials for this portable vertical HF antenna can be found at the nearest building supply outlet or neighborhood hardware store. If you have extra coaxial cable and a telescoping fiberglass mast, your construction phase will go fairly quickly. Why not make one of Kevin's antennas for your "go-kit" or for portable, "in-the-field" expeditions to the nearest park or recreation area?
Also, you could make this antenna for home use, should your regular HF antennas be out of service.
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