Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ham Radio - A quarter wave groundplane antenna for your HT

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If you're dissatisfied with the antenna on your HT, why not make an efficient, inexpensive replacement for that "rubber duck" that came with your HT?

In our last post, we discussed how adding a "Tiger Tail" counterpoise wire could boost the performance of your HT. In this post from Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW), we can get some real improvement in coverage by using a simple quarter wave ground plane antenna with our HT.

Kevin does a good job of showing us how to make one of these easy, efficient antennas for the VHF/UHF amateur radio bands.

You may be surprised just how well your HT performs once you attach a decent antenna.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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