Slinky Dipole Antenna

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Do you remember those coiled metal toys called the "Slinky"?  Rather than watching them go down steps for the amusement of children, radio amateurs have converted these toys into a variety of antenna configurations, including the popular horizontal dipole.

In this video, Stan Gibilisco (W1GV) examines the slinky as alternative design for the classic dipole antenna.  With careful attention to detail and access to balanced feed line and an antenna "tuner", this once famous toy can become a useful portable or emergency HF antenna.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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