Friday, December 20, 2019

Ham Radio - A 40 meter folded dipole using window line.

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Here's another HF antenna idea that may prove useful at your QTH. In this well-made and easily understandable video, Kevin Loughin (KB9RLW) explores the folded dipole antenna from both a theoretical and practical point of view.  The antenna is a good match for 450-ohm window line (ladder line) or even 300-ohm television twin lead. 

Kevin has listed a few observations and suggestions about this antenna:

"In all the years I've been playing radio, I've never built a folded dipole. Boy have I been missing out! These are amazing performers. Link to the 3D part for the center: My video on making the 4:1 Balun: A few pages with technical info on folded dipoles: If you like my videos, please subscribe here: If you want me to keep making more videos like this, consider becoming my patron at Patreon: Discuss this and other videos on Facebook:"
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