A balanced antenna coupler and multiband tuned feeder dipole


If you can't see the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLSqfgvGg8M. This is post 2133 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here's another great antenna idea from Australian radio amateur Peter Parker (VK3YE).  All you need are 20 meters (65.6 feet) of antenna wire, 8 meters (26.24 feet) of balanced feed line, and a balanced antenna "coupler" to make an antenna capable of working any amateur/ham radio band between 80 and 10 meters.

Here are some general guidelines from Peter:

"Not your ordinary 7 MHz dipole. This works on all bands up to 28 MHz. It achieves this with a home made tuned feedline and balanced antenna coupler which is described in the video. The antenna is 20 metres from end to end while the feedline is about 8m long (neither critical). I only had room for 5 switches so omitted the 0.1 uH and 6.4 uH coils that VU2ESE used. Not having the latter may mean the coupler doesn't match all antennas on 3.5 MHz. I rarely operate there while portable so this doesn't matter. The source for the coupler circuit was VU2ESE's website at: http://hfsignals.blogspot.com.au/2015..."

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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