Here's another example of making a HF antenna with available parts. In this case, Mike Hannah creates a "slinky" vertical antenna with a counterpoise fashioned from steel tape measures. Very basic, but the antenna works. You may want to substitute copper coated wire or aluminum pieces for the tape measures in case you need to solder the counterpoise to the antenna base.
Here are some of Mike's observations:
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