Friday, December 20, 2019

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


If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS5nlutY_L4. This is post 2089 in a continuing series of articles on simple ham radio antennas.

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: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:361... My video on making the 4:1 Balun: https://youtu.be/l5rLI8FpM9g A few pages with technical info on folded dipoles: https://www.electronics-notes.com/art... https://www.w8ji.com/folded_dipole.htm https://www.qsl.net/w4sat/fdipole.htm If you like my videos, please subscribe here: http://www.youtube.com/user/loughkb?s... If you want me to keep making more videos like this, consider becoming my patron at Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/kb9rlw/ Discuss this and other videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kb9rlw/"
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